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The Other Side of the Bed (El Otro Lado de la Cama) (2003)

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Average Rating: 5.1/10
Critic Reviews: 18
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 9

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Spanish filmmaker Emilio Martinez-Lazaro directs the musical comedy El Otro Lado De La Cama (The Wrong Side of the Bed). The farcical story involves the romantic betrayals and couplings between Pedro (Guillermo Toledo), Paula (Natalia Verbeke), Javier (Ernesto Alterio), and Sonia (Paz Vega). When Paula breaks up with Pedro, he hires a private detective, Sagaz (Ramon Barea), to follow her. She's really dating Javier, who tries to get Pedro to date Pilar (Maria Esteve). Pedro eventually dates

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A movie in which insufferable yuppies boogie away inside the bubble of their own emotional immaturity. Truly, this is the unhinged joy of the deeply oblivious.

March 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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Martinez-Lazaro's blend of erotic farce and Europop musical is so blandly slick and skin-cream deep, it barely leaves an impression, never mind anything to embrace.

March 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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If you're looking for an amusing endorsement for cheating your socks off, you've come to the right place.

September 21, 2003 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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... the characters aren't all that fascinating but it moves along quickly and the musical numbers keep it hopping.

September 2, 2003 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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Director Emilio Martinez-Lazaro fails to provide a consistent tone for his movie, which totters between earnest realism and camp.

August 29, 2003 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Gloriously frothy fun.

August 29, 2003 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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it's impossible for me to completely dismiss a movie that features not one but two Spanish women....The rest of [this] sex romp/romantic comedy...can't be so summarily praised

September 30, 2004

These people deserve each other - but not you.

April 23, 2004 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

...a breezy and fun ride that's enjoyable but instantly forgettable.

March 16, 2004 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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After a while, the innocence of style of the musical begins to grow on you.

March 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

Call it Stepford Almodóvar

February 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

Frequently pleasant and boasting an appealing young cast.

February 2, 2004 Full Review Source: Boston Herald
Boston Herald

Caught up in the spirit and energy inherent in the musical, the beautiful bed-hopping twentysomethings of The Other Side of the Bed wake up in a lighthearted screwball musical.

September 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A flimsy attempt to revive the largely moribund musical genre.

September 6, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A lightweight but highly enjoyable romantic farce.

September 3, 2003
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The musical numbers are not terribly exciting or professional (they don't seem intended to be).

August 30, 2003 Full Review Source: Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer

Lightheartedness is one thing, but trivializing cheating while failing to do so with humor or creativity makes for an unsuccessful if not unseemly film.

August 29, 2003 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
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Audience Reviews for The Other Side of the Bed (El Otro Lado de la Cama)

This is the fascinating Spanish sexy romantic comedy... with a musical twist.
Sparklingly clever and funny, this is a relationships comedy in an almost opera bouffe style with a measured dose of slapstick. Music - songs with funny lyrics (I'm happy it shows in English subtitles) - and sprightly choreography more than highlight the story. Spanish director Emilio Martinez-Lazaro creatively uses song and dance to bridge narrative portions, summarise a fast shifting plot-line and bring the viewer along in what otherwise would, however good the acting, be a fairly conventional and oft-told story of couples checking out their best friends in the sack.
Natalia Verbeke and Paz Vegas are really delicious and attractive for the men's eyes with their perfect bodies and breasts and beautiful faces.
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