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Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)

The Man with Rain in His Shoes (original title)
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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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Maria Ripoll

Writer:

Rafa Russo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lena Headey ... Sylvia Weld
Douglas Henshall ... Victor Bukowski
Penélope Cruz ... Louise
Gustavo Salmerón ... Rafael
Mark Strong ... Dave Summers
Eusebio Lázaro Eusebio Lázaro ... Don Miguel
Charlotte Coleman ... Alison Hayes
Neil Stuke ... Freddy
Elizabeth McGovern ... Diane
Antonio Gil ... Director (as Antonio Gil Martínez)
Heather Weeks Heather Weeks ... Carol
Inday Ba ... Janice
Paul Popplewell ... Simon
David Spinx David Spinx ... Vendor (as Dave Spinks)
David Fishley 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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Spain | France | UK | Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twice Upon a Yesterday See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£57,787 (United Kingdom), 29 November 1998, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,620, 30 May 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$258,464, 20 June 1999
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CLT,Escima,HandMade Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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A Surprisingly Funny Date Movie
7 May 1999 | by StarksSee all my reviews

I saw Twice Upon a Yesterday last night at a screening. My expectations were really low because I had not heard of this picture before and I didn't recognize any of the stars. On top of this, when I went to the theatre last night a special preview of Star Wars Episode 1 was playing on the same floor (I tried to sneak in but 20th Century Fox posted security at the exits). So a bit disappointed, I headed over to the screening for Twice Upon a Yesterday. And I must say I was very surprised. The acting performances were pretty terrific and the story/writing was pretty good as well. The story kinda reminded me of "Sliding Doors" in a way but I feel that this film is actually a much better fable. I don't want to give too much away but there are quite a few funny surprises and twists that make this movie an interesting experience. And if you are into philosophy, you will love the questions this picture raises about life and love. There is also a terrific breakout star in this, Penelope Cruz who plays Luisa is drop dead gorgeous (she has a role in Billy Bob Thornton new picture).

My only criticism would be that the filmmakers did not use its London locale to its fullest, you almost feel as if this picture was shot on a backlot. More shots of the London scenery would have given the picture much more of a storybook feel. But all in all, I would recommend this movie (at the very least if your searching for a good video a few months from now and see Twice Upon a yesterday go ahead and rent it).


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