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The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

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A shy, middle-aged professor enters into a romantic but non-physical relationship with an unlucky-in-love colleague.

Director:

Barbra Streisand

Writers:

André Cayatte (screenplay "Le Miroir a Deux Faces"), Gérard Oury (screenplay "Le Miroir a Deux Faces") | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbra Streisand ... Rose Morgan Larkin
Jeff Bridges ... Gregory Larkin
Lauren Bacall ... Hannah Morgan
George Segal ... Henry Fine
Mimi Rogers ... Claire Morgan
Pierce Brosnan ... Alex
Brenda Vaccaro ... Doris
Austin Pendleton ... Barry
Elle Macpherson ... Candy
Ali Marsh ... First Girl Student
Leslie Stefanson ... Sara Myers
Taina Elg ... Female Professor
Lucy Avery Brooke Lucy Avery Brooke ... Felicia (as Lucy Avery Brooks)
Amber Smith ... Felicia - Video
David Kinzie David Kinzie ... Claire's Masseur
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

A story about just how wrong two people can be before they can be right. See more »

Genres:

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Claire: If he weren't gorgeous, rich and straight, I wouldn't even have bothered.
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Connections

Referenced in Queer as Folk: The Art of Desperation (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

The Power Inside of Me
Written by Richard Marx and Keith Thomas
Produced and Performed by Richard Marx
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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User Reviews

I enjoy the romance, and sympathize as well as identify with Rose's feelings...the transformation inspires me...in a sense.
13 June 2001 | by Perdido MagiaSee all my reviews

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,210,868, 17 November 1996

Gross USA:

$41,083,864

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,083,864
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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