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The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  15 November 1996 (USA)
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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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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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There are two things a woman knows: what she's looking for and what she'll settle for. See more »

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

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15 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El espejo tiene dos caras  »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,210,868 (USA) (15 November 1996)

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ITL 2,628,959,000 (Italy) (7 March 1997)
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During production, rumors abounded of friction between Jeff Bridges and Barbra Streisand, but both stars downplayed the reports as merely idle gossip. See more »

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When Greg arrives at "new" Rose's house. See more »

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Claire: You are the mother of the bride, not the opening act.
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References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »

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The Power Inside of Me
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The Mirror Has Two Faces
23 June 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Romance-comedy much in the vain of "The Ugly Duckling," that is played by Streisand, who does the possible by once again miscasting herself as a frumpy waif, while Bridges struggles through his lines like a 20 year old on prom night. Bacall is the only stunning thing in the entire film. Her angelic presence is heavenly compared to what Barbra is doing on the screen. Barbra directed again and she's still a good director...she just has to stop casting herself in her own pictures.


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