Salsa Rosa (1991) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

Two married women are talking one night in a male strip club. They wonder if their husbands would ever be unfaithful to them. As the evening wears on, the alcohol starts to affect them, and they determine that there is a sure way to figure out whether their husbands could cheat on them - each of them will try to seduce the other's husband. One of them is a sexy, energetic bimbo who is married to a laid-back chef. The other is a sophisticated woman married to a career-minded surgeon.

Of course, there is always more to it than that. The bimbo tries a little too hard to seduce the surgeon, and succeeds, so the society lady strikes back by seducing the chef. As time goes on, both women realize that the new pairing is advantageous for them, and that they really love the new partner. The society woman is thrilled by the sexiness and unpretentious honesty of the cook, while her doctor husband is similarly energized by the fun-loving, sexy bimbo. But as those relationships turn into love, they have to struggle to keep the former relationships from turning into hate.

Move along lads, there's nothing new to see here. It's basically a rehashed Billy Wilder comedy in Spanish. You've seen these scenes before. A man makes love to his wife while his mistress is hiding under the bed. In another scene, one cheating couple comes out of one hotel room door just as the other couple (consisting of their spouses) enters their adjoining room, thus narrowly avoiding the others. Then the same thing happens on the other side of the hotel rooms, on the adjoining balconies.

You know the drill.


  • Maribel Verdu shows her nipples on a couple of occasions, but only for a couple frames, and in poor light.
  • One anonymous woman is topless in a strip club.
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There's some kind of message about people who think they know what they want in life, but really don't. That message is downplayed, however, beneath a thick layer of farce. 

The Critics Vote

  • nominated for one Goya (best new director)

  • no reviews online


The People Vote ...


IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C-. Rather lame comedy that even skimps on the nudity (unusual for a Spanish movie).

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