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Almodóvar takes madcap farce to new heights

Cecilia Roth is a dominatrix on board.

Almodóvar has lately been indulging his love of genre — the plastic-surgery horror romance of “The Skin I Live In” (2011), the Pirandellian melodramatics of “Broken Embraces” (2009) — and here he seems roused by the challenge of staging a madcap farce in the cramped confines of an airplane. Or maybe he’s roused, period: “I’m So Excited!” might be the horniest movie ever made by a major filmmaker.

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