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The Other Side of the Bed(El otro lado de la cama)

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Spain · 2002
Rated R · 1h 54m
Director Emilio Martínez Lázaro
Starring Ernesto Alterio, Paz Vega, Guillermo Toledo, Natalia Verbeke
Genre Drama, Romance

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.

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San Francisco Chronicle by

Emilio Martinez-Lazaro fails to provide a consistent tone for his movie, which totters between earnest realism and camp.


Dallas Observer by Jean Oppenheimer

The film is smart enough to aim for farce rather than whimsy or reality. The songs are still bland--"I hid the alarm clock," "too much lipstick"--but at least the characters are somewhat entertaining.


Village Voice by Laura Sinagra

If Martínez-Lázaro, as he reiterated at the Miami Film Festival earlier this year, wants to expand the U.S. Spanish-language film market, one hopes he'll aim higher than this.


L.A. Weekly by Scott Foundas

The dancing is dazzling in director Emilio Martínez-Lázaro's The Other Side of the Bed, but the movie itself is a dud.


Seattle Post-Intelligencer by Sean Axmaker

This isn't the Bollywood blast of color and song or the brassy razzle-dazzle of "Chicago," but a quieter, sweeter approach that works against the chaotic comedy while humanizing the characters.

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