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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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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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Details

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,597, 1 September 2003

Gross USA:

$113,543

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,496,458
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Impala, Mogambo, Telecinco See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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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 Funny Girl (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Echo de menos
Written by Juan José Ocaña and Kiko Veneno (as José Mª López San Feliú)
Performed by Ernesto Alterio, María Esteve, Alberto San Juan, Guillermo Toledo,
Paz Vega and Natalia Verbeke
Editorial Sony ATV Music Publishing
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Fun ,nice comedy with fine actors and attractive musical numbers , but a very silly plot
11 September 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

¨El Otro Lado De La Cama¨ movie , a Spanish blockbuster , was a huge box office success earlier ; packing twisted relationships , comedy , dances with intense sensuality and including agreeable melodies . It is a funny picture dealing with couple relationships , jealousy , lies , family conflicts and many other things . Pedro is really happy and very much in love with his sweetheart , enticing Paula , but things go wrong as Paula leaves her mate Pedro ; as she is having an affair with Javier who treats her a very special way . But that's not all: a new attractive girls appear in their lives and all of them fall in love . Meanwhile ,Javier thinks she is cheating him with her lesbian friend .As various couples entwine on their search for love .Sometimes the game of love requires a little cheating... If love is only a game...Why not cheat?

Romantic Spanish comedy with good actors , spectacular musical numbers singing charming and nostalgic songs from the 80s , and nice direction . A film rich in troublesome loving stories , where love is the central theme seen from various points of view , as temptation , jealously and betrayal . This is an agreeable as well as uneven comedy in less than 114 minutes of length and yet with an air of naturalness and credibility rarely match . The best parts of the movie are the choreographic numbers and known songs adapted in original model with roots in pop music of the eighties ; recreating the essence of the classic songs by body movements accompanying sensual melodies and lyrics . This is an enjoyable musical comedy including love stories in which there is lesbianism , homosexuality , threesome , as well as the ordinary Spanish clichés . Colorful story of loves and jealousy in which predominates songs and musical spectacle . It has some moments of enjoyment as well as amusement and others quite a few embarrassing . Regular and unbalanced , but gaining the sympathy almost at all times . Bad timing results to be the voice of the singers with the actors , it is less achieved . Main actors as Ernesto Alterio , Natalia Verbeke , Alberto San Juan, María Esteve steal the show , interpreters who provided a considerable boost to the result . All of them play and dance wonderful and classic Spanish songs of the eighties from known bands and singers as Tequila, Kiko Veneno , Los Rodríguez , Ariel Rot , Julio Infante Alejo Stivel ,Nacho Mastretta . With only one original song ¨No se que hacer¨ composed by Coque Maya. As famous songs who performed are the followings : Las chicas son guerreras , Echo de menos , Dime que me quieres , Salta , Mucho mejor , Luna de Miel , among others.

Furthermore , dances and choreography by Paco Berdayas are pretty well , following Emilio Martinez Lazaro's ¨El Otro Lado De La Cama" style "Scandalous" or ¨¿ Porque Se Frotan Patitas ¿¨ (2006) by Alvaro Begines and François Ozon' ¨Potiche¨ and ¨Eight Women¨ . Glamorous and colorful cinematography by Juan Molina . And followed by a sequel : sequel that turns out to be an amusing picture "The 2 Sides of the Bed" in which 3 years passed and the boys seem to have matured . It was originally written and professionally directed by Emilio Martínez Lázaro . Initially, this movie was entitled "C'est magnifique" and the numbers were intended to be mimed. This seemed terrible to Emilio Martínez Lázaro and he decided that the songs had to be sung by the actors themselves.He was born in 1945 in Madrid , location in which he often shoots his films . He is a Spanish prestigious cinema director . Emilio is a director and writer, a good filmmaker expert on comedies as he has proved in : Los Peores Años De Nuestra Vida (1994) , El Juego Más Divertido (1998) and Amo Tu Cama Rica (1992) , drama : Las 13 Rosas (2007) La Voz De Su Amo (2001) , Musical as : ¨Al Otro Lado De La Cama¨ (2002) starred by Ernesto Alterio , Paz Vega , Natalia Verbeke , Guillermo Toledo , Ramón Barea , Alberto San Juan , María Esteve Nathalie Poza , Secun de la Rosa , and ¨Los Dos Lados De La Cama¨ (2005) . Being especially known for this ¨8 Apellidos Vascos¨or "Spanish Affair" considered to be the biggest box office in Spanish cinema and he is nowadays shooting ¨8 Apellidos Vascos 2¨ .


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