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

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Release Date:

5 July 2002 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

The Other Side of the Bed  »

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


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

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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 »


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Smart, Spanish comedy about infidelity
10 October 2004 | by (Seattle WA USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is well written, well directed, well acted, and fresh.

The sex is integral to the movie, and only modest amounts of skin are shown.

This is great comedy.

It's subtle, and deserves a viewing.

You are at first drawn into a plot involving infidelity, but the behavior slowly spreads to all four of the primary characters, and by movie's end the entanglements are complete and there is much fun to be had.

Do rent this.

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