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The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

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Rose and Gregory, both Columbia University professors meet when Rose's sister answers Gregory's "personals" ad. Several times burned, the handsome-but-boring Gregory believes that sex has ... See full summary »

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Claire
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Alex
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Doris
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Barry
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Candy
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Female Professor
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Felicia
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Rose and Gregory, both Columbia University professors meet when Rose's sister answers Gregory's "personals" ad. Several times burned, the handsome-but-boring Gregory believes that sex has ruined his life, and has deliberately set out to find and marry a woman with absolutely no sex appeal. Greg thinks he's found what he's looking for in Rose, a plain, plump English Lit professor who can't compete with her gorgeous mother and sister. More out of mutual admiration and respect than love, Greg and Rose marry. Greg assumes that Rose understands that he is not interested in a sexual relationship. He's mistaken, and their marriage is nearly destroyed when Rose tries to consummate their relationship. While Gregory is out of the country on a lecture tour, Rose diets and exercises to transform herself into a sexy siren in a last-ditch attempt to save her marriage. Written by Anthony Bruce Gilpin <agilpin@pacbell.net>

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A story about just how wrong two people can be before they can be right. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sensuality and some mature thematic material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El espejo tiene dos caras  »

Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 1,372,400,000 (Italy) (14 February 1997)

Gross:

ITL 2,628,959,000 (Italy) (7 March 1997)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dante Spinotti, who'd begun shooting this movie, was later replaced by cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak due to creative clashes with the movie's star and director Barbra Streisand. See more »

Goofs

Camera operator visible when Rose rejects Alex. See more »

Quotes

Gregory Larkin: I don't care if you're pretty, I love you anyway!
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Nessun Dorma
(from the Opera Turandot)
Composed by Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Adami (as Guiseppe Adami) & Renato Simoni
Performed by Luciano Pavarotti with London Philharmonic Orchestra (as The London Philharmonic Orchestra)
Conducted by Zubin Mehta
Courtesy of The Decca Record Company Limited/London Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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My Favorite Film
18 March 2000 | by (Cincinnati, OH) – See all my reviews

This film is my favorite film because I love Barbra's talent and charisma! The film has major heavy hitters. I knew everyone in the cast! Even Lauren Bacall was in this ! I thought Babs looked better at the beginning than in the end. I couldn't function through the week if I didn't see this film ! I ain't kidding. The movies beginning got off to a good start and continued to develop interest. I recommend this film to anyone who is a fan of Babs and hasn't seen it. Even though the critics hated the film it still was fun and sort of like Cinderella in ways. Great Soundtrack! Lots of great moments and see it around Thanksgiving time, I did and I loved it

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