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

R  |   |  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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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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Garbagemen quoting Cervantes?
22 April 2009 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I sat down to watch this last night, expecting to see the movie with Jennifer Love Hewitt (this one is called "If Only" on this side of the pond), and almost turned it off in the first 10 minutes. I'm glad I didn't.

Douglas Henshaw looks so shambolic that its difficult to believe he pulled a poppet like Lena Headley, but he is a very good actor and gradually the movie draws you in, taking you on a whimsical ride in the style of Richard Curtis, albeit rather more subdued.

My guess is that Penelope Cruz was there to provide American audiences with a familiar name, and she does an reasonable job without ever setting the screen alight. What I'd really like to know though is whether the characters of the Spanish garbagemen came about as a result of casting her, or vice-versa. Either way, it works well, and the resulting story of love, choices, fate and moving on is nicely told, without preaching.

Unfortunately, I worked out what was going to happen about half an hour before the end, and for that reason can only give it 8/10; but it was a good enough film to watch it out, and I'm sure it'll provide canoodling couples with a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours for many years to come.


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