Film on Friday

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Barbra Streisand.  Babs.  One of the best-recognized voices in the world.  Considered unmatchable by her fans. She sings, she acts, she directs, and she produces.  All of that happens in today's film, The Mirror Has Two Faces. Streisand plays a matronly spinster university professor living with her mother (Lauren Bacall in an award-winning performance).  Then, she reads a classified ad written by another academic looking for a life partner. Things work out okay.  A platonic love develops, but Babs wants more, so she transforms overnight from ugly duckling into beautiful swan in the effort to seduce her husband.  Will it work?  Will it not?  We won't tell you.

The poster for this 1999 film is displayed here at the American Treasure Tour, but you will get no spoilers from the blog. The romantic comedy/drama was a modest success when it came out, inspiring some praise and some criticism for its lead performer.  Alongside Streisand and Bacall were other popular actors including Jeff Bridges, Pierce Brosnan, George Segal and Brenda Vaccaro.  The music in the film was written by Marvin Hamlisch. Come to the tour to see the poster, then snuggle up under your blanket with some bonbons to watch the movie.