Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Mirror Has Two Faces

This movies is utterly moving. Barbara Streisand and Jeff Bridges have done a terrific job. This movie is about two professors who were fed up with love. Shy, plain English professor, Rose Morgan, met Mathematics professor, Gregory Larkin, after Rose's sister's intervention. Gregory has a theory that sex complicates the relationship between a man and woman. Therefore, is looking for a relationship that is platonic and completely intellectual. However, theories don't always apply to emotions and different feelings arises.

In a way, I'm jealous of Rose because she speaks her mind and have intellectual conversations with someone. I can sympathize regarding not feeling very beautiful and yet to find out that it's confidence that makes someone shine. Like Rose, I yearn to find someone who just "gets me".

I find Gregory's perplexing theory quite interesting about platonic relationships. Indeed humans need companionship and friendships tend to last longer than most relationships. However, without passion, it does tend to get stale. I feel that both worlds must be fused together and have a delicate balance to keep someone fulfilled.

Rose's words, "Why do we chase after love even if it has a short shelf life? Because it feels fucking great".

This movie is great to watch especially if you want to fall in love all over again. Can't truly categorize it as a "chick flick" because there's more meaning to it than the superficiality of the label. At the same time, it does have a Cinderella feeling to it. And who wouldn't want to meet their Prince Charming?

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