The Other Side of the Bed (El Otro Lado de la Cama)
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The Other Side of the Bed (El Otro Lado de la Cama)
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 Sonia, whom Javier believes is dating lesbian actress Lucia (Nathalie Poza). This romantic comedy… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"... the characters aren't all that fascinating but it moves along quickly and the musical numbers keep it hopping."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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"
‑ Jay Antani, Los Angeles Alternative
"After a while, the innocence of style of the musical begins to grow on you."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"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."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"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."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Director Emilio Martinez-Lazaro fails to provide a consistent tone for his movie, which totters between earnest realism and camp."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"These people deserve each other - but not you."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Call it Stepford Almodóvar"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"A flimsy attempt to revive the largely moribund musical genre."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"If you're looking for an amusing endorsement for cheating your socks off, you've come to the right place."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Gloriously frothy fun."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"...a breezy and fun ride that's enjoyable but instantly forgettable."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Frequently pleasant and boasting an appealing young cast."
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
"A lightweight but highly enjoyable romantic farce."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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