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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
First Girl Student
Sara Myers
Female Professor
Lucy Avery Brooke ...
Felicia (as Lucy Avery Brooks)
Felicia - Video
David Kinzie ...
Claire's Masseur


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 »


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


$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$41,252,428 (USA) (28 February 1997)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Rose Morgan: Let's face it. They're not standing in line for me.
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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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A Fine Work By Streisand
15 May 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES **** There are close to no gentlemen callers who are waiting to romance professor Rose Morgan (Barbra Streisand), so she's learning to settle for a life with no man by her side. To her surprise, she is eventually pursued by a Math teacher (Jeff Brydges) who seeks a platonic marital relationship. Needlessly appreciative of the fact that any man - much less an attractive man - wants her, she becomes frustrated with the lack of intimacy between them as they draw together and eventually wed. The role-playing between Streisand and her antagonistic mother (Lauren Becall) adds intensity to the story. A fine work by Streisand.

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