The Other Side Of The Bed (2002)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

Original title:  El Otro Lado De La Cama

Spain, 2002.  Impala, Telecinco, Telespan 2000, Vía Digital.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by , , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

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.

Toronto International Film Festival:  2002

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