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De l'autre côté du lit (2008)

To save their marriage, a man and a woman decide to exchange their lives for a year.

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Ariane Marciac
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Hugo Marciac
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Maurice
Roland Giraud ...
Adolphe Nicart
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Ninon Mauger ...
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Clémot Couture ...
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Delphine Rivière ...
Samia
Arsène Mosca ...
Gonçalvo
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Ariane and Hugo decide to exchange the lives they lead to escape from their routine, which after ten years of marriage, gives them the feeling of being hamsters in a wheel. She suddenly finds herself at the head of a construction equipment rental company and he tries to take the role of a house calling jewelry salesman...But is life really better when you live it on the other side of the bed? Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Donne-moi ta place et prends la mienne. (Give me your place and take mine.)

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Auf der anderen Seite des Bettes  »

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€2,679,748 (France) (11 January 2009)
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Sophie Marceau was the director's and the producers' first choice for her role before the script was even written. She accepted the part two weeks after receiving the script. See more »

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The end credits start with a dedication to director Pascale Pouzadoux's grandparents. See more »

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Deserves the right to be called a "bouse"
8 January 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

... or "turkey" in English. For those who still haven't understood, this film is a total waste (of money, talent & time). The director flunked the funny, witty, edgy tone of the novel, a book which illustrated the surrealistic 'pitch' (a man and wife switch life to see how it's like to be 'on the other side') with just enough irony to be somewhat "realistic" (which wasn't the point). The "TV prime-time movies" standards being what they are, all the acid juice has turned into lukewarm syrup, breeding a romantic comedy which is repellent from A to Z. The mess even gradually becomes a catalogue of stereotyped characters, dismissing along the way 30 years of feminism (of course, women CRRRRAVE to buy jewelry while slouching on the pool side, or they would KILLLLL to buy the services of a male model who would do handiwork at their homes). The story basically consists in sending men & women back to back, stating that the war of sexes is useless since "both have good and bad sides". Hoho, what a breakthrough in humor, intelligence and cinema in general ! All this with overacting (and under-directed) actors, thrown under the laziest camera in the world. Times are hard for comedy fans...


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