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
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Although based on French movie "Le Miroir A Deux Faces "by André Cayatte, Streisand's movie has almost nothing to do with it: the reconstructive surgery is absent, and both characters are brilliant people, whereas their models were modest ones. See more »
On Rose and Gregory's wedding night, Rose takes off her robe and lays it on Gregory's bed. When Gregory comes back in, he picks up the robe and lays it over with Rose's things. Then, when Rose gets up to put in a movie, the robe is lying on her bed. See more »
If he weren't gorgeous, rich and straight, I wouldn't even have bothered.
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I enjoy the romance, and sympathize as well as identify with Rose's feelings...the transformation inspires me...in a sense.
Indeed, I am greatly inspired by Rose's transformation, as I myself have never imagined that anyone may consider me beautiful, nor attractive in any manner. Until recently I have found myself to be rather plain, and yet, once noticed, have understood what the character of Rose may have felt. The music in the film is truly inspiring as well, and Barbra Streisand's singing is, as usual, wonderful. I do wish that she would do another film like this...and perhaps even with Jeff Bridges. It would be nice...
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