The Mirror Has Two Faces A Movie Review

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The movie stares Barbara Streisand as Rose Morgan a lonely, single, low self esteemed

woman who lives with her domineering mother Hannah Morgan played by Lauren Becall

in New York. Jeff Bridges who plays Gregory Larkin a math instructor at Columbia

University is a man in search of the perfect woman who is not interested in sex but only

companship. Greg places a personal ad in a singles paper and receives enormous

response. He reviews the responses to his ad and decides on a response that featured

Rose. Greg calls the number on the response and a woman answers the phone who is

Roses sister Claire. Claire explains to Greg that she responded to the ad without Roses

consent and that Rose is not a women of great beauty. Greg explains that he is not in

search of a woman with great beauty, just a woman for companship.

Greg calls Rose on

the telephone and the two decide to have dinner as friends. They adore each others

companship and start to spend more and more time together as best friends. They

become extremely flexibly enmeshed and are very compatible with each other.

As time passes and they grow closer to each other they decide to get married by the

justice of the peace. Roses mother who is dependent on her objects to the idea and thinks

the marriage is wrong. She uses plenty of guilt trying to persuade Rose not to marry

Greg. The marriage takes place and the Rose moves into Greg's apartment where their are

separate twin beds for Rose and Greg. The first night of living together Greg indirectly

suggests the two should have sex. Rose does not understand and falls asleep on Greg.

As time passes and the...