#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Rose and Gregory, both Columbia University professors meet when Rose’s sister answers Gregory’s “personals” ad. Several times burned, the handsome-but-boring Gregory believes that sex has ruined his life, and has deliberately set out to find and marry a woman with absolutely no sex appeal. Greg thinks he’s found what he’s looking for in Rose, a plain, plump English Lit professor who can’t compete with her gorgeous mother and sister. More out of mutual admiration and respect than love, Greg and Rose marry. Greg assumes that Rose understands that he is not interested in a sexual relationship. He’s mistaken, and their marriage is nearly destroyed when Rose tries to consummate their relationship. While Gregory is out of the country on a lecture tour, Rose diets and exercises to transform herself into a sexy siren in a last-ditch attempt to save her marriage.
Plot: Rose Morgan, who still lives with her mother, is a professor of Romantic Literature who desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory Larkin, a mathematics professor, has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union based on friendship and respect.
Smart Tags: #professor #remake_of_french_film #directed_by_star #dating #lecture #apartment #love #wedding #dysfunctional_marriage #adultery #marital_separation #sister_sister_relationship #mother_daughter_relationship #celibacy #reference_to_rene_descartes #date #spinster #new_york_city #best_friend #drunkenness #book
|6.7/10 Votes: 16,514|
|6.7 Votes: 199 Popularity: 11.562|
I can tell you: Wonderful! On the other hand…
The mirror has two faces: Barbra Streisand and … surprise! … Barbra Streisand! More explicit: the funny Barbra Streisand and the divine Barbra Streisand. Well, this miraculous metamorphosis is of course kind of disgusting and I wouldn’t be the first person to argue that Barbra Streisand has a tendency to fancy herself pretty much (and I myself was already able to tell so from the unnecessarily long ending of “The Prince of Tides” – a very good movie). But as annoying as it may sometimes be, this is an extremely well-done and multi-faceted movie. Let me try to tell you, why I voted “7”.
It starts rather mediocre when Streisand and Jeff Bridges get to know each other, talk some silly stuff and behave like little children. From time to time it gives a number of very good lines to Lauren Bacall, who is perfect as Streisand’s mother. By the time Streisand and Bridges get married you are tempted to say: “Yes, very nice, but it’s crap actually, isn’t it?” But you won’t think of saying that in the end.
The movie is a romantic comedy – containing a couple of cliches, fine – but with a new, non-cliche structure. This is no kitsch, not at all, oh no! Instead, it’s made up of very good lines and very truthful moments. These are connected in a way that makes our emotion rise but leaves us unable to tell which words, which gestures made it rise. How come? The romance doesn’t develop in the way we would expect it and have seen it many times before, no, this romantic comedy goes the long way round: First there is only a small deal of attraction, then there is previously unknown disillusionment – a black hole almost – and then love enters the stage. The final romantic scene fits into romantic comedy conventions, but it also fits into the picture and Streisand and Bridges deserve it. What a wonderful movie!
Basically Barbra Streisand is a good actress, but she loves exaggerating. She is able to manage difficult scenes, but she tries to be funny where being funny can’t work and sometimes she’s just hopping through the scene like a twittering sparrow instead of performing the emotions required for that scene. And after her metamorphosis she’s more interested in her make-up than in her character.
Lauren Bacall plays a mean, self-addicted and vain old beast with a heart and a vulnerable soul. The scene where mother and daughter talk openly in the kitchen is wonderful. Even Pierce Brosnan is better than I would have expected.
Finally, the movie shows us the great versatility of Jeff Bridges: you’ve never seen him so very soft before (rude as he was in “The Fabulous Baker Boys”, cool in “Nadine” or smooth and evil in “Jagged Edge”). However, he is exaggerating, too: which man can act this untruthful and affected?! In the scenes from Streisand’s and his marriage his character is almost eerie – may this be good or bad for the movie…
A thoroughly enjoyable film!
For all those people out there who are thinking ‘how could a movie directed by and starring Barbra Streisand be good?’ please leave your preconceptions at the door! This film, in my opinion, is a thoroughly enjoyable and delightful romantic comedy.
Babs stars as Rose, a Professor of Literature at Columbia University in New York who is basically, desperate and dateless. Jeff Bridges (in a humorous and charming performance) plays Professor Gregory Larkin, a man who is constantly losing his mind over unobtainable women. In his frustration and belief that “sexual attraction ruins all relationships”, he decides to place an ad in the paper for a female companion, “appearance unimportant”. When Rose’s sister (Mimi Rogers) answers the ad on her behalf, the 2 begin a relationship that eventually reveals what love is really all about.
This film is funny, moving and romantic. My husband really doesn’t really enjoy it, which could indicate the average male’s perspective, but I’d highly recommend it for someone looking for a soppy night in!
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min), 2 hr 2 min (122 min) (DVD) (Poland)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Barbra Streisand
Writer André Cayatte (screenplay “Le Miroir a Deux Faces”), Gérard Oury (screenplay “Le Miroir a Deux Faces”), Richard LaGravenese (screen story), Richard LaGravenese (screenplay)
Actors Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 9 nominations.
Production Company TriStar Pictures, Barwood Films, Phoenix Pictures
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,529 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm