The Mirror Has Two Faces
- 2 hr 6 min
Rose Morgan (Streisand) is a socially awkward English literature professor at Columbia University. She still lives with her mother. Gregory Larkin (Bridges) is a Mathematics professor at Columbia. Because he locks up in the face of strong emotion, Gregory has an unsatisfactory love life. After his latest break-up, from yet another beautiful woman, he places a personal ad seeking a companion in which he says explicitly "looks do not matter." Rose's sister answers the ad on her behalf. Initially, Gregory and Rose agree to spend time together as friends. Surprisingly, they get along quite well. Without having consummated the relationship, they eventually agree to get married. However, Rose has fallen in love with her husband and wishes to consummate the relationship. Naturally, this ends badly. Shortly thereafter, he leaves for a lengthy business trip. While he is gone, Rose makes herself over. She loses weight, changes her hair, learns to use cosmetics and learns to dress better. Gregory returns home to find his wife has become the sort of great beauty that has always tripped him up in the past. His wife has become the very thing he was trying to escape. His issues and hers come to a head.