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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Groovy Giveaway: I'm So Excited! Prize Pack



Courtesy of The Karpel Group and Sony Pictures Classics, this week's Groovy Giveaway is five Prize Packs for I'm So Excited!, the new film by Pedro Almodóvar (All About My Mother, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown). The Prize Pack includes one flight attendant t-shirt, one inflatable travel neck pillow, and one pilot wing pin.

A very varied group of people are in a precarious situation aboard a plane flying to Mexico City.

A technical failure (a kind of justifiable negligence, even though it sounds contradictory, but that’s what human actions are) has endangered the lives of the passengers on Peninsula Flight 2549. The pilots, hardened, experienced professionals are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. The flight attendants and the chief steward are atypical, baroque characters who, in the face of danger, try to forget their own personal problems and devote themselves body and soul to the task of making the flight as enjoyable as possible for the passengers, while they wait for a solution. Life in the clouds is as complicated as it is at ground level, and for the same reasons, which could be summarized in two: sex and death.

The travelers in Business Class consist of a pair of newlyweds, partygoers, worn out by their wedding celebration; a financier and embezzler; unscrupulous in business but also a father afflicted by his daughter’s estrangement; an inveterate Don Juan with an uneasy conscience who is trying to say goodbye to one of his women (girlfriends); a rural psychic; a queen of the gossip magazines and a Mexican with an important secret. Each of them has a project in Mexico City, either to work or to escape. They all have some kind of secret, not just the Mexican.

Their defenselessness in the face of danger provokes a general catharsis among the passengers and the crew, and this ends up becoming the best way to escape from the idea of death. This catharsis, developed in the tone of a riotous, moral comedy, fills the time with sensational confessions that help them forget the anguish of the moment.

Starring Antonio De La Torre, Hugo Silva, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Laya Martí, Javier Cámara, Carlos Areces, Raúl Arévalo, José María Yazpik, Guillermo Toledo, José Luis Torrijo, Lola Duenas, Cecilia Roth and Blanca Suárez, I'm So Excited! will open in select theaters this Friday, June 28. For more information, go to www.imsoexcitedmovie.com. You can also follow the film on Facebook.

To enter to win this Groovy Giveaway, email your name, address AND T-shirt size to deepdishdrama@aol.com (PLEASE NOTE: They will try to accommodate T-shirt size requests but cannot guarantee it). Winners must have a US mailing address, and entries close at midnight on Monday, July 1 (CST).

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