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The Mirror Has Two Faces

Year: 1996
Production Co: Barwood Films
Director: Barbara Streisand
Producer: Barbara Streisand
Cast: Barbara Streisand, Jeff Bridges, George Segal, Lauren Bacall, Mimi Rogers, Pierce Brosnan, Elle Macpherson
Another patented Babs love story, about the importance of passion in our lives. When a university professor (Streisand) decides she wants to hold out for a relationship that brings her heart alive, it seems like a mistake, even her nerdy co-worker has found somebody.

She gives in, falls for and marries an uptight colleague (Bridges) who maintains that passion and sexual attraction only complicates things in a relationship and should be left out of it. She agrees to try his ordered, scheduled lifestyle until it's killing her and then throws her weight behind having the passionate love she wanted in her marriage by turning herself into a siren who'll win him over.

Nice while slightly sugary, and Bryan Adams on the soundtrack didn't help. Streisand's always subscribed to the Oprah school, and this is the most extreme form of her sentiment as a screen storyteller.

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