The Mirror Has Two Faces

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Barbra Streisand
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
126 min

- Are you going?

- No, I cancelled.

What do you want to do for dinner?

Make that pasta with artichokes.

Later we can figure out what to do

with your hair for Claire's wedding.

What is this?

Look at that.

The mating ritual

is both speedy and violent.

The lesser male often covers

the larger female.

If unsuccessful in mounting, the

male is often eaten by the female.

We're the girls of 1-400 Hot Talk.

Briana, Tina, Marla

and me:

Anything you want to talk about,

call me...

- I don't know where to begin.

- Are you lonely tonight, darling?

- So am I. What are you wearing?

- Nothing special.

- Can I ask you a question?

- I'm just wearing a towel.

I was drying myself off,

after a hot shower ...

Why do women leave?

Why do they leave? Especially

pretty ones. I can't do it any more.

Life is very complex.

There are no guarantees.

The mathematical world

is completely rational.

You think too much. Don't you want

to know how big my tits are?

No! I just want to share my life

with someone.


I'm not sexually attracted to.

How can two people come together

in lasting respect and affection?

- The world's run by sex ads.

- Take out your own ad, I guess.

An ad?

Look at me. I'm a grown woman

wearing a prom dress.

I look like an over-the-hill

Barbie doll. And it's too tight.

- I want something in my colour.

- Maids of honour don't wear black.

- Why aren't you wearing make-up?

- I am wearing make-up.

- You'd look good with a perm.

- Like Shirley Temple on crack.

Where is she? She can't stand that

I'm getting all the attention.

- We should've had her committed.

- For excessive vanity?

How wonderful! Two compassionate

daughters. No make-up today?

I am wearing make-up.

- What the hell are you wearing?

- It's an imitation Scassi.

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Richard LaGravenese

Richard LaGravenese (born October 30, 1959) is an American screenwriter and film director, best known as the writer of The Fisher King. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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