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The Other Side of the Bed (2002)

El otro lado de la cama (original title)
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Two couples entwine on their search for love.

Director:

Emilio Martínez Lázaro (as Emilio Martínez-Lázaro)

Writer:

David Serrano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernesto Alterio ... Javier
Paz Vega ... Sonia
Guillermo Toledo Guillermo Toledo ... Pedro
Natalia Verbeke ... Paula
Alberto San Juan ... Rafa
María Esteve ... Pilar
Ramón Barea ... Sagaz
Nathalie Poza ... Lucia
Secun de la Rosa Secun de la Rosa ... Carlos
Carol Salvador Carol Salvador ... Victoria
Geli Albaladejo Geli Albaladejo ... Maestra
Blanca Marsillach ... Monica
Leticia Dolera ... Jennifer
Coté Soler Coté Soler ... Tennis Player
Luis Bermejo ... Tennis Player
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Storyline

When Paula leaves her mate Pedro, he misses her and looks for comfort with his best friends, Javier and Sonia. Paula is having an affair with Javier. The cuckold Pedro tries to find who is the secret lover of Paula, and hires a private eye. Meanwhile, while comforting Pedro, Sonia has one night stand with him and Javier thinks she is cheating him with her lesbian friend Lucia. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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If love is only a game...Why not cheat? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 July 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Other Side of the Bed See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Impala, Mogambo, Telecinco See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Initially, this movie was entitled "C'est magnifique" and the numbers were intended to be mimed. This seemed awful to Emilio Martínez Lázaro and he decided that the songs had to be sung by the actors themselves. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD of the film contains several deleted scenes not seen in the theatrical release of the movie. These include:
  • Pilar singing "Me Cuelgas El Telefono" after Pedro hangs up on her.
  • Javier trying to convince someone on the telephone to let him use their house in the mountains for an illicit rendezvous with Paula.
  • An extended "melon boy" scene.
  • Pilar talking about how her and Pedro communicate without words.
  • Pilar telling Pedro she will wait for his love.
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Connections

References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Luna de miel
Written by Nacho Mastretta (as I. Mastretta Rodríguez) and F. Mastretta Rodríguez
Performed by Paz Vega and Natalia Verbeke
Editorial Warner Chappel "Canciones del mundo"
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Not a particularly illuminating and substantial film,but funny
21 October 2004 | by fredda_ruthSee all my reviews

I liked the WEST SIDE STORY/Umbrellas of Cherbourg combination

--- the characters exude understated loneliness and passion/longing in their (usually) solitary musings/hallucinations like the doomed lovers in the French film; while the superbly choreographed dances are lively, flamboyant and outrageous, as in the Robert Wise musical classic.

The picture's quality is so sleek, glossy and crisp- just like the sharply polished characters with their cool jobs and lifestyles. Although they tend to be alienating --- so "Melrose Place", they belong to a TV show rather than a movie, they're just too devastatingly gorgeous, hip and lucky--- some characters have the odd, downright pathetic (though emotionally lightweight) predicament that make us somehow care about them (and of course, envy them).

What further heightens my TV soap-opera comparison is the characters being trapped in the little world they created themselves, which, although very exciting, is also very stressful and complicated. Hence, the songs are mostly performed in small, enclosed places and in medium shots and close-ups, unlike in the grand, majestic West Side Story and Umbrellas of Cherbourg musicals.

The highstrung dramatic moments are kept in check by the funny, ironic twists and the characters' amusing weaknesses, and why is it that the men are such cads and a-holes and cute lovable hunks at the same time?

Despite the preoccupation with very personal "issues", the film manages to get some social commentary in. Though the guys in testosterone overdrive just wanna have fun, they acknowledge the warrior-like quality of women and the fact that it is they who control the sexual relationship. Likewise, the characters take "marriage" humorously and lightly- in fact, even mock it with a naughty grin.

Not a particularly illuminating and substantial film, but its bombastic, wacky dances, sexy anatomies galore and sizzling, riotous swinging-sex-partner-swapping action guarantee that you're in for an enjoyable rockin' and bed-rollin...

Best seen "on the other side of the bed" with your partner…


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