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The Other Side of the Bed

DIRECTED BY - Emilio Martinez-Lazaro, Emilio Martnez-Lzaro

Sex, love, lies, bed-hopping and mistaken identities abound in this pop musical-comedy set in Madrid. The gorgeous Paula (Natalia Verbeke) breaks up with perpetually glum Pedro (Guillermo Toledo) in order to take her affair with Javier (Ernesto Alterio) to the next level. The immature Javier however, is unwilling to break up with Sonia (SEX Y LUCIA star Paz Vega) or confess their affair to Pedro, who happens to be his best friend. Things get worse when Pedro hires a private detective to find out who Paula is sleeping with, and Javier tries to absolve his guilt by finding him a new girlfriend among his own exes. When Javier and Sonia go off on their own for a romantic weekend, Sonia and Pedro get together to comfort one another, and more complications ensue. Director Martnez-Lzaro sets the comedy, angst, and sexuality to a frothy boil in this crowd-pleaser; it was a big hit in his native Spain. For fans of bedroom-hopping farce and goofy, high-spirited Latin rock musical numbers, this will undoubtedly prove a lot of fun. Vega and Verbeke are amazingly lovely and Maria Eleve is fun as a much-too-talkative girl in love with Pedro. The goofy musical sequences occur in bars, museums, and health clubs; and feature choreography by Pedro Berdayes.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 100 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2003

FORMAT - DVD Region 1


LANGUAGE - Spanish


ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Color


DVD Features:

Region [unknown]

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Widescreen - 1.85

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"...A satire of contemporary sexual warfare that leaves you smiling but also stung..."

- Stephen Holden, New York Times

"...Martinez-Lazaro melds his attractive cast into a smooth ensemble, and his film is stylish and well-paced..."

- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

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