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

Notice the elegance of the proof.

It's beautiful!

It reminds me

of a quote from Socrates:

"If measure and symmetry are absent

from any composition, -

- the ruin awaits both the

ingredients and the composition."

"Measure and symmetry are beauty

and virtue the world over."

- Do you think he's straight?

- Yeah, he's too boring to be gay.

- Is it 5:

- Yes, it is.

Thank you ...

I'm releasing you a half hour early

today. I have ... an appointment.

I'm giving a lecture on my new book

tonight. You are all welcome.

Thank you.

Rose, get that mask off your face.

It'll clog your pores.

You're going to be late.

It's almost seven o'clock.

You bum! Three million dollars

a year! For what?

Come on.

Just one more out.

- Barry Neufeld.

- Hi, it's Rose.

Hi ... Not again.

I think it's an allergic reaction

to something I ate.

- My throat's starting to close up.

- It sounds like you're dying.

- Sure you're not allergic to me?

- That's a terrible thing to think!

Every Manhattan restaurant hates me

for not keeping reservations.

Why don't you call me next week?

If you still want to.

- Feel better.

- Thank you. Bye.

- Should I start with a joke?

- No, there's not enough time.

- For what?

- To develop a sense of humour.

And now, ladies and gentlemen,

the author of "Absolute Truth", -

- Columbia's very own

Professor Gregory Larkin.

You're going to be fine.

Thank you. I'm honoured by this

warm and gracious welcome.

Being here, at the end of a journey,

I'm reminded of Descartes' words:

"Whether I am awake or asleep, two

and three will always make five."

"It does not seem possible that

such a truth can be questioned."

This book has taken me

over 14 years to write.

It is with sadness I say goodbye

to it consuming my days and nights.

And nights ...

And as I stand here ...

In coming up ...

summing up ...

Excuse me,

I'm feeling a little dizzy.

I thought it would feel differently.

I thought I'd know more. I don't.

I don't know anything, really.

Thank you all for coming.

What did I say?

It was fine, though you shouldn't

work for a suicide hotline.

- You did fine until Candice came.

- Don't start. I just forgot to eat.

It's natural. She left you what,

a year ago?

Thank God Candy left when she did,

or I'd never have finished the book.

You're a guy who can't have sex

and chew gum at the same time.

When I'm with someone, I tend

to get a little sidetracked.

- 14 years? Is that sidetracked?

- I bet she's still out there.

If I know Candice, she's out there.

She's out there.

Face her like a grown-up.

- Don't let me go home with her.

- It would be odd not to invite ...

Just don't let me go home with her.

Are you all right?

- It was the stupid wine. Hello.

- You look great.

I hope you don't mind me showing up

like this on your big night.

It's just that I've been

thinking so much about you lately.

- Do you want to go get a drink?

- I'd better not.

- A bite to eat?

- No, I'm not hungry.

- Do you want me to take you home?

- Okay.

- Good to see you, Henry.

- But Greg ...

- Don't leave. Aren't you staying?

- Well, we're done.

- I still have feelings for you.

- But I dumped you for another man.

- And I'm still sort of with Paul.

- I thought that was over.

He cheated. I wanted to feel better

about myself before I see him.

- That's why you're here?

- Well, yeah.

You were always a nice guy.

But let's face it, -

- we've nothing in common except

sex, and the fact you idolize me.

I really do care for you.

- I just can't wind up with you.

- Can I call you sometime?

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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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