He briefly loses it, spitting out his coffee, and she tries to backpedal, offering to wait until after the trip. Hours later, while he's asleep, she sneaks out with a bag of her stuff and goes home.
The other main problem is that the movie is at heart a comedy, but it is paced like a drama.
This is Barbra Streisand's Woody Allen film. Her name appears in the credits no less than 5 times. Although she is not in every scene, as she was in Yentl, her character Rose so dominates this movie that every other character suffers. He has to find out from Henry, who found out from Hannah, that Rose cancelled her summer classes.
He has to find out from Henry, who found out from Hannah, that Rose cancelled her summer classes. I suppose the uneven script is the main culprit here, although Streisand must surely be held accountable for the finished product.
Wouldn't keeping their relationship as it is fit his plans better? She tells him that she always focused on his feelings not hers, and that she thought she wasn't good enough for him.
Greg is a good looking guy who has dated many fine looking students. They begin a relationship that is akin to dating, but without any physical intimacy beyond an occasional hug.
She admits that she's still with her new boyfriend but wanted to bolster her ego because he was cheating on her.
Not long before sunrise, Gregory goes to Rose's apartment. Barbra is optimistic and hopeful, while Jeff Bridges feels that the only way to make a relationship last is to completely take the sex out of it and have a loving friendship only, one based strictly on companionship.
Eventually she starts actively kissing him, which he eventually returns quite amorously. He tells her that he loves her, and that what caused him to pull away that night was how desperately he wanted her.
Too often the movie shifts away from Greg. Greg comes home to find Rose all gussied up. It works best when it is only trying to make us laugh. And that point there if "The Mirror Has Two Faces" had found an ending it would have been great, not a great romantic comedy, but a great moment to bring everything to an end except nope we get another 20 to 30 minutes of romantic dithering.
It is completely self indulgent and has a stale musty aura of intellectual and emotional self-diddling. He wants to take sex out of the equation, but I suppose Streisand had him react so ridiculously to women he finds sexually attractive in order to make us accept his desire for a platonic marriage.
This is easily the weakest aspect to the film. Being an old maid who still lives with her overbearing mother, Rose agrees to the arrangement. She says that her mother was married to a man who adored her and raised two children with her, and she should want at least a little piece of that same happiness for Rose - reminding her that both of them are getting older.
Lauren Bacall, and Mimi Rogers both steal a few scenes and Jeff Bridges does the best he can with an awkward character. They are two cliche characters brought together thanks to Rose's sister and end up in the most unconventional marriage. The side stories should have been trimmed dramatically.
But the most significant issue is that the ending is dragged out to the point that you wish the romantic dithering would just end. While complaining about how ads are all about sex, and that sex interferes with his desire to share his life with someone, she tells him to take out his own ad.
Gregory starts lashing out at students and has a heated phone call with Hannah, when she tells him that Rose is with Alex now and he should just give up. You even look pretty good in a middle-aged-dynamic-businesswoman kind of way.
While attending the wedding of her also-vain sister, Claire Rogersto Alex Brosnan - who were introduced during Claire's second marriage, when Rose and Alex were dating - she tells her best friend, Doris Vaccaro that she has reached the point in her life where she knows she'll never get married.
When she leaves Gregory in a state of frustration and rejection, he spends the rest of the night first ranting at sex-centered commercials on the TV, and later to a phone-sex worker he is prompted to call from one of those commercials. She leaves for good, in a moment that is eerily reminiscent of the night Candace used and left him.
And that more is that it drags things out as we get romantic turmoil with Gregory struggling with Rose not only changing but walking out whilst the now super sexy Rose struggles with someone she has secretly loved. Greg goes on a trip to Europe while Rose stays home and goes through a self improvement program.
Like nearly any Allen movie Barbra showcases the city to great effect, especially the Columbia campus and Central Park.
Rose is reticent to marry a man she's never kissed, so they exchange a brief kiss, which Rose tries to continue but Gregory is distracted by making sure that she knows he found her via an ad that Claire replied to. This movie tries very hard to make a statement about the realities of love.
The point of The Mirror Has Two Faces is that we can be intellectually and physically stimulated by someone. In most romantic comedies two people meet and fall in love for no recognizable reason.The Mirror Has Two Faces finds Barbra Streisand making the mature choice, as both an actor and a director, to look at herself objectively, and cast herself accordingly.
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Movie review: I only bought this for The Mirror Has Two Faces, which I love. This marriage first, love story second premise is a bit of a Reviews: Nov 15, · Barbra Streisand's new film “The Mirror Has Two Faces” approaches the subject of marriage warily and with wit, like a George Bernard Shaw play; two articulate people talk circles around love for two acts before falling exhausted before the biological imperative in the third.3/5.
THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES is a new romantic-comedy starring and directed by Barbara Streisand. When her character Rose Morgan, becomes trapped in a sexless marriage, she takes drastic measures to excite her man.
Nov 15, · Barbra Streisand's new film “The Mirror Has Two Faces” approaches the subject of marriage warily and with wit, like a George Bernard Shaw play; two articulate people talk circles around love for two acts before falling exhausted before the biological imperative in the third.
Streisand plays Rose, a professor of literature who has more or 3/5. Streisand mounts one of her most entertaining and romantic films with THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES, a beguiling story about a romance between two lonely college professors that ends up turning into a platonic marriage.Download