A landing gear malfunction has endangered the lives of the people on board Peninsula Flight 2549. The pilots Alex (Antonio de la Torre) and Benito (Hugo Silva) are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. The flight attendants Fajardo (Carlos Areces), Ulloa (Raúl Arévalo) and the chief steward Joserra (Javier Cámara) are atypical, baroque characters who, in the face of danger, try to forget their own personal problems and devote themselves 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…

Pedro Almodovar always creates colourful movies with all sorts of strange characters moving in and out of different emotional platforms. Almodovar´s previous movie “The Skin I Live In” (“La Piel Que Habito”) from 2011 is a movie I rank as his best without no doubt. I always look forward to what he will do next and in this case we got “Los Amantes Pasajeros”. A movie Almodovar explains himself as a “light, light comedy”. I personally think this is his worst movie, containing lifeless characters in some weird way (which is very unusual for Almodovar), way too many gay sex gags, boring dialogue despite the fact that there´s all sorts of emotional problems being addressed, a static environment and it never seems to end. It´s absurd and campy, but that doesn´t help or lift the movie. This is simply too light for Almodovar and what we expect from him. (2 out of 5)

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