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

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

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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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Opening Weekend:

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

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$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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Followed by The 2 Sides of the Bed (2005) See more »

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Salta
Written by Alejo Stivel (as Stivelberg, A.) and Ariel Rot (as Rotenberg, A.)
Performed by Guillermo Toledo
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"Grease" meets "Bob & Carol and Ted & Alice"
19 August 2003 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. What a delightful, odd romp of a film this is! Romantic Comedy is not the full label as the dramatic twists and musical interludes give the film a full body effect. Focusing on the male leads, Javier and Pedro, we are offered a glimpse into the insecurities of men in relationships. Both actors are excellent and Guillermo Toledo is truly remarkable as the hang-dog Pedro who has every reason to experience low self-esteem. Many outright hilarious moments and quite a few poignant ones as well. Paz Vega ("Sex with Lucia") dominates the screen in her scenes and has the female 6th sense to know what is happening even before it does! Let's just say most American filmgoers will struggle a bit with the pace of the film as the musical interludes purposefully keep one off balance. I will say the singing and dancing is comically bad, but I assume it was meant to be. If not, I don't want to know! Definitely one to check out when you are in the mood for something a little different.


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