You know when you’re jet-settin’ your way out of MSP, or even heading to the lake for a weekend of leisure, and you stop by the newsstand to pick up a read for the time you’ll have, and you’re looking at The Atlantic, and then you’re looking at People, and you want a little bit of both—you want to turn your brain off for a second, but you also want there to be intrigue and stimulation underneath? We found the film version nailing that intersection of gaudy and highbrow, and it’s opening this weekend.
See it in the latest work from award-winning director Pedro Almodovar, “I’m So Excited.” It’s an escape from the stresses of the past few years, but also a metaphor to understand them: A circling plane with no place to land throws passengers and crew into crisis mode, improperly equipped to cope with even the idea of a crash landing. It’s all cloaked in campy costumes and antics, because we as audience need help coping with tough messages too. Politically incorrect (that’s an understatement) and flippantly satirical, you’ll be stewing this one over long after the credits roll. Various showtimes beginning at 2:45 p.m. $8-$12.50. –EK
Uptown Theater, 2906 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-259-0160, landmarktheatres.com