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The Other Side of the Bed (2002)
"El otro lado de la cama" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  5 July 2002 (Spain)
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Two couples entwine on their search for love.


(as Emilio Martínez-Lázaro)


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$473,403 (Spain) (5 July 2002)


$5,177,200 (Europe) (9 August 2002)

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10 May 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An engaging song and dance musical about two couples who get off with each other's partners. All very light hearted feelgood adult stuff in the style of many a light Shakespeare or Mozart comedy, but updated to include lots of nitty-gritty. The cast are drop dead gorgeous, they have mottos like "there's not enough f***ing in the world" and are ultimately tolerant enough about each other's misdemeanours and tendency to be economical with the truth. All politically correct, with lots of mixed sexual orientation to keep it bubbling, a private detective who gets it all on video (after solving the mystery of how JFK committed suicide and how Marylin Monroe never really died), unexpected exposures and reverses, and it all turns out happily at the end like some Oscar Wilde farce. Not to be missed.

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