Review Date: Director: Barbra Streisand Writer: Richard LaGrenevese Producers: Barbra Streisand and Arnon Milchan Actors: Barbra Streisand as Rose Morgan,…
The Mirror Has Two Faces
- Theatrical - Wide 1996-11-15
- Cast Barbra Streisand Jeff Bridges Lauren Bacall George Segal Mimi Rogers Pierce Brosnan Brenda Vaccaro Austin Pendleton Elle Macpherson Ali Marsh Leslie Stefanson Taina Elg Lucy Brooks Amber Smith David Kinzie Rabbi Herman Thomas Hartman Trevor Ristow
- Directed by Barbra Streisand
- Written by Göârd Oury Denis Perret Richard LaGravenese
Rose Morgan (Barbra Streisand) teaches a course in Romantic Literature at Columbia University, but doesn’t have any romance in her own life. Passion is something she desperately longs for. Gregory Larkin (Jeff Bridges), who teaches mathematics at the same university, has been hurt by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union based on friendship and respect with someone he’s not sexually attracted to.
Through an act of deception typical of Rose’s near-amoral sister, Greg and Rose meet. They are decidedly different in virtually every way, but find one another deliriously compelling. Rebelling against customary modern pressures, they come together on comfortable, if shaky, common ground. They form an unorthodox marital arrangement in which intellectual passion supplants sexual heat. The contract has an air of nobility, yet it negates some basic human needs. They will come to learn that two people who meet, marry and remain celibate are courting confusion and chaos -especially if one of them undergoes a major change that messes up their carefully concocted equation.