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Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)

The Man with Rain in His Shoes (original title)
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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Cast

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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
Eusebio Lázaro ...
Don Miguel
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Alison Hayes
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Freddy
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Diane
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Director (as Antonio Gil Martí nez)
Heather Weeks ...
Carol
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Janice
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Simon
David Spinx ...
Vendor (as Dave Spinks)
David Fishley ...
Pianist (as Dave Fishley)
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Storyline

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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25 June 1999 (USA)  »

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Twice Upon a Yesterday  »

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£57,787 (UK) (27 November 1998)

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$258,464 (USA) (18 June 1999)
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Quotes

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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Crossing the ridge
Written by Lu Yimin and Xuntian He (as Xe Huntian)
Performed by Dadawa
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26 August 2000 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Twice upon a yesterday, also known as The man with rain in his shoes, is a charming movie about various relationships in sweet chaos during the beginning of autumn in London. In this movie the classic theme of given a second chance looks at all relationships with such universally unbiased attitude, that one can't help but feel good. And Penelope Cruz is completely captivating. (I first saw her in High-Low Country where she played a jilted girlfriend, and all you could think was " maan that guy is STOO PID").

Although the movie leans towards the possibility of destiny and determination, it really seems to want to tell something more essential: relationships, no matter how perfect they seem and how much you think you love, are still incidental and never unparalleled or even unique. So it's just the way one looks at things: the attitude, the joy and responsibility of loving someone, and the strength to let go when it's time.


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