The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)



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In this romantic comedy, middle-aged English professor Rose Morgan is homely and shy. Professor Gregory Larkin has had one failed romance too many and blames sex for his rotten luck. After hearing Rose praise chaste and courtly love to her class, Gregory enters a romantic but non-physical relationship with her.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Gérard Oury, André Cayatte, Richard LaGravenese
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 20, 1998
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Barbra Streisand
as Rose Morgan
Jeff Bridges
as Gregory Larkin
Lauren Bacall
as Hannah Morgan
George Segal
as Henry Fine
Mimi Rogers
as Claire Morgan
Ali Marsh
as First Girl Student
Leslie Stefanson
as Sara Myers
Taina Elg
as Female Professor
Amber Smith
as Felicia
David Kinzie
as Claire's Masseur
Cindy Guyer
as Taxi Stealer
Thomas Saccio
as Taxi Driver
Jimmy Baio
as Jimmy the Waiter
Emma Fann
as Henry's First Date
Laura Bailey
as Henry's Second Date
Mike Hodge
as Justice of Peace
Sandi Schroeder
as Female Student
Kiyoko M Hairston
as Female Student
Ben Weber
as Male Student
Christopher Keys
as Male Student
Lisa Wheeler
as Female Aerobic Instr...
Kirk Moore
as Male Aeorbic Instruc...
Regina Viotto
as Make-up Artist
Paul LaBreque
as Hair Colorist
William Cain
as Mr. Jenkins
Adam LeFevre
as Doorman
JoAn Mollison
as Irate Woman
Carlo Scibelli
as Opera Man
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Critic Reviews for The Mirror Has Two Faces

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (14)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
Top Critic

A terrific, thought provoking, at times heart wrenching twist on the typical rom-com proving again Streisands singular gifts.

Full Review… | December 8, 2012
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Princess of Tides

Full Review… | September 1, 2009

Downer story does match its book source, for the most part. Great cast.

October 25, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

I didn't wanna like it. But by movie's end, I didn't hate it. Points for that.

March 7, 2003
New Times

Audience Reviews for The Mirror Has Two Faces

Does a marriage of convenience work? A marriage with no sex? I preferred Jeff Bridges' acting over Barbra Streisand's.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

I don't think a single moment of this movie made any sense. Its also poorly edited and just about everyone (including even Jeff Bridges) is unconvincing in their perspective roles.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

Super Reviewer


A solid romantic comedy that gets a lttle eh in the middle but is pretty charming and actually has a really strong cast as well as a clever script.

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

The Mirror Has Two Faces Quotes

Rose Morgan: By the way, would telling you now that I want sex tonight be enough of a warning?
– Submitted by Marina N (2 years ago)
Gregory Larkin: The mathematical world is completely rational, uncomplicated by sex.
– Submitted by Marina N (2 years ago)
Rose Morgan: I tell you what I envy about people in love - I'd love it if someone knew me, I mean really knew me. What I like, what I'm afraid of, what kind of toothpaste I use.
– Submitted by Marina N (2 years ago)
Rose Morgan: Mom, how did it feel?
Hannah Morgan: What?
Rose Morgan: Being beautiful? Having people look at you with such admiration?
Hannah Morgan: It was wonderful.
– Submitted by Mauricio R (4 years ago)

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