THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES
A MOVIE REVIEW
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...