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, Rovi
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R (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance
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Cast

Penelope Cruz
as Louise
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
David Spinx
as Vendor
David Fishley
as Pianist
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Audience Reviews for The Man with Rain in His Shoes (Twice Upon a Yesterday)

a modern day "sliding doors" meets "serendipity" and "somewhere in time", with a far more fetching cast. a growing up romcom with an excellent ending.

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah
½

A moderately entertaining little romance with a time travel aspect. Nice to see a film where characters actually learn something and the ending hasn't been telegraphed to us from the beginning, but this film suffers from a lack of dramatic tension. It's sweet and at times pretty charming, but you don't really get the feeling that much is at stake.

Caleb McCandless
Caleb McCandless

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...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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