Two couples entwine on their search for love.


Emilio Martínez Lázaro (as Emilio Martínez-Lázaro)


David Serrano
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernesto Alterio ... Javier
Paz Vega ... Sonia
Guillermo Toledo ... Pedro
Natalia Verbeke ... Paula
Alberto San Juan ... Rafa
María Esteve ... Pilar
Ramón Barea ... Sagaz
Nathalie Poza ... Lucia
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


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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Sometimes the game of love requires a little cheating... See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


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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Referenced in Hospital Central: Una mente en blanco (2003) See more »


Las chicas son guerreras
Written by Juan López Márquez
Performed by Alberto San Juan
Editorial EMI Songs
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It's Really Weird How Our American "Culture" Has Permeated Others Around the World.
22 October 2013 | by KissEnglishPastoSee all my reviews

............................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA and ORLANDO, FL

Released in the U.S. as: The OTHER SIDE Of The BED. Clearly, those who know Spanish will agree, the International release TITLE outside of the U.S. is a much better rendering: The WRONG SIDE Of The BED! (In BOTH cases, NO definite article would've been better still-The WRONG SIDE Of BED)

The dance numbers in this Spanish Musical(?)had tunes that obviously imitated or, at the very least, were greatly influenced by U.S. Rock n' Roll from the late-50's. Yet, since the dancers and actors were ALL in their 20's/30's and had been exposed to that style of music, at least occasionally, from infancy, they made it seem very much a part of them and not at all foreign. I suppose it really IS very much a part of them; you be the judge of whether that's good or bad!

Musicals are certainly not my favorite genre. WHY the(?)in Spanish musical(?)above? WRONG SIDE starts off with ample dancing and singing in its initial 20/25 minutes. Also, there's enough in the final 20. Not much in between, however, and thus, the(?)!

Initially, I wasn't all that happy with the singing, which, overall, exhibited a semi-pro level, and found the dancing only acceptable. It lacked the millimetric precision and synchronization seen in U.S productions. But you know what? That grew on me! It bestowed a natural air, a certain warmth, to the film, IMO. (So refreshing was this aspect, it added a 1/2* to my rating!)

There's a good share of semi-nudity and some sex in WRONG SIDE, but it is portrayed in an extremely matter-of-fact, mundane fashion that keeps it out of the soft-core category. (I may be getting old, but I'm still a guy, so the female eye candy added another 1/2*!)

Shortcomings? Of course, there were some. Since several scenes and some of the acting were over-the-top, perhaps Emilio Martinez Lazaro's direction was a little heavy-handed. Watch his 8 minute INTRO and let's take up a collection to fix his teeth! 7*.....ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English or Español, are most welcome!

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Release Date:

5 July 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Other Side of the Bed See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,597, 1 September 2003

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Impala, Mogambo, Telecinco See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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