The Other Side Of The Bed (El Otro Lado De La Cama)


(out of 5)

Cute romantic comedy from Spain about two apparently happy couples that switch partners without knowing it. Sonia (Sex and Lucia‘s ) and Javier are about to buy a home, but he’s having an affair with Paula, who breaks up with boyfriend Pedro and expects Javier to do the same. Meanwhile, Sonia starts to figure out why Javier has been less than anxious to keep up their sex life and turns her sights to Pedro on a drunken, lonely night. What sets this typical plot apart from most other films of its kind is the odd appearance of pop songs that are performed by the cast members with some colourful choreography backing them up. Most of the songs aren’t particularly good, but their inclusion does give it a new twist in an otherwise mundane experience. Attractive cast, likable characters, nothing you’ll regret once it’s over.

Spain, 2002

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Music by , ,

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Film Festivals:  TIFF 2002

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Goya Award
Best Sound

Best Film
Best New Actor (Guillermo Toledo)
Best Supporting Actor (Alberto San Juan)
Best Supporting Actress (Maria Esteve)
Best Director (Emilio Martinez Lazaro)

Left to right: Guillermo Toledo as Pedro, Natalia Verbeke as Paula


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