The Mirror Has Two Faces


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.

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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 Instructor
Kirk Moore
as Male Aeorbic Instructor
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 (32) | Top Critics (7)

The loopy contrivance of this plot is exacerbated by the broadness with which Streisand directs Richard LaGravenese's script. The slapstick manner collides queasily with the therapeutic tone.

Feb 26, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Barbara] Streisand's direction is solid, save for a needless run-on ending over the final credits, and cinematographers Dante Spinotti and Andrzej Bartkowiak make New York City sparkle.

Aug 23, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

Dec 8, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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

Oct 25, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

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

Mar 7, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for The Mirror Has Two Faces

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
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

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

Red Lats
Red Lats

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