Rating: 6 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 02/03/2020
The film is an ensemble comedy written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves.
Rated R | Length 90 minutes
Agustín Almodóvar | Cecilia Roth | Penélope Cruz | Javier Cámara | Lola Dueñas | Antonio Banderas | Antonio de la Torre | Paz Vega | José Luis Torrijo | Concha Galán | Violeta Pérez | Guillermo Toledo | Raúl Arévalo | José María Yazpik | Susi Sánchez | Carmen Machi | Blanca Suárez | Hugo Silva | Carlos Areces | Miguel Ángel Silvestre | Laya Martí | Nasser Saleh | Pepa Charro | María Morales | Bárbara Santa-Cruz | Coté Soler
Picked up another recent Almodovar from the library (easier to get on Blu). This comedy is rather slight and just okay. He mentions in an interview in the extras that we wanted to return to comedy after doing the horror thriller The Skin I Live In. Even with a big ensemble cast it’s only mildly amusing and occasionally disturbing following this flight crew deal w/full plane of passengers when there’s a mishap w/the plane.
Thought it was cool having Banderas and Cruz in the cold open that sets things in motion (it’s the only time they appear in the film). Wish we got more of Paz Vega’s character but she’s also essentially a cameo as well. Having only seen a handful of Almodovar’s work this is easily my least favorite. I wouldn’t revisit this one like I would for the others I’ve seen.