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The Man with Rain in His Shoes (Twice Upon a Yesterday) (1998)

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Maria Ripoll made her feature directorial debut with this witty Spanish-British romantic comedy, set in London, where actor Victor (Scottish actor Douglas Henshall) is drunk and upset over former girlfriend Sylvia (Leana Headley) and her upcoming marriage in 48 hours to Dave (Mark Strong). In the rain, the wet and drunk Victor meets two Spanish sanitary workers, Don Miguel (Eusebio Lazaro) and Rafael (Gustavo Salmeron), and their Spanish poetry quotes cue special effects and time travel. Tossed back in time, Victor is now able to begin a relationship replay with Sylvia, so he immediately begins an effort to keep her from meeting Dave. The situation gets sticky, however, when he drops into a local pub and meets gorgeous barmaid Louise (Spanish actress Penelope Cruz). London locations show activities during the Notting Hill carnival. Shown at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovimore
Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
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Written By: Rafa Russo
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 26, 1999
Runtime:
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Cast

Lena Headey
as Sylvia Weld
Douglas Henshall
as Victor Bukowski
Mark Strong (II)
as Dave Summers
Eusebio Lazaro
as Don Miguel
Charlotte Coleman
as Alison Hayes
Neil Stuke
as Freddy
Antonio Gil
as Director
Inday Ba
as Janice
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Critic Reviews for The Man with Rain in His Shoes (Twice Upon a Yesterday)

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | April 25, 2003
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Without a rooting interest in our so-called 'hero,' one admires the invention of the film without necessarily enjoying it.

Full Review… | January 8, 2005
TheMovieReport.com

Audience Reviews for The Man with Rain in His Shoes (Twice Upon a Yesterday)

Though the start of the movie was a little slow, by the end I was invested in the characters. I really liked the changing twists of fate...the plot starts like so many others but has a wonderful twist of its own that I had not yet seen done. Wonderful! Great acting, great filming and editing, and great locations. I really liked it...especially nice ending. Chick flick? Probably...

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

i know this as 'if only' but still doesnt make it any better.... its ok i guess but pretty boring not much of a storyline and a bit unbelievable

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