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Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)
"The Man with Rain in His Shoes" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  25 June 1999 (USA)
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A shambling, out-of-work actor, desperate to win back the affections of his ex-girlfriend, unexpectedly stumbles upon a way to turn back the clock.

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Sylvia Weld
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Victor Bukowski
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Louise
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Rafael
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Dave Summers
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Freddy
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Carol
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Vendor (as Dave Spinks)
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Pianist (as Dave Fishley)
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Victor, an out of work actor, tries to stop his ex-girlfriend, Sylvia, from marrying another man. When she refuses him, Victor is miraculously given a second chance to go back and correct the mistake which led to their break-up. Written by Lisa Dowling <redmezzo@earthlink.net>

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In the game of love, three's are wild.

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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Twice Upon a Yesterday  »

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$17,620 (USA) (28 May 1999)

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$258,464 (USA) (18 June 1999)
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Victor Bukowski: Even if I could pretend that you never left me... I couldn't pretend that I don't love her.
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Cute with a very specific appeal
5 July 1999 | by (Stratford on Avon, England) – See all my reviews

This is a cute film which is very enjoyable to watch. I wondered though if I formed part of a very select group of people who would enjoy it as much as I did. I saw it in Spain (in original version of course), where I was living at the time, which added to my appreciation of its "Spanishness". I am, nevertheless, English and enjoyed something peculiarly English about the whole thing, the self-deprecating humour as well as the great shots of London, (NOT the Tower or Big Ben, just ordinary real London) including the Notting Hill Carnival. And I think only the English can truly appreciate how near the bone the parodied BBC sitcom in which the main character becomes embroiled is.

I felt that to enjoy the film as I did, you have to bring together a number of different strands. For example, personal experience of both English and Spanish culture. And, speaking of culture, it helps if you are familiar with "Don Quijote". Add to this a penchant for both romantic comedy and bizarre fantasy worlds (for any fans of "Stig of the Dump" this has a scene a little like that for grown-ups) and you can really enjoy this film.

A peculiar title in English, by the way. In Spanish the title means "Rain in your shoes" (more or less) which emphasises the time travel element less and makes it a little more mysterious, I feel. The English sounds a bit hackneyed in my opinion. I thought I had read somewhere that it was called "The man with rain in his shoes", though this is a bit of a mouthful I must admit.


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