Taglines: A story about just how wrong two people can be before they can be right.
To test his theory, the man turns to a dating service and, from the proposed candidates, stops at Rose Morgan. A woman teaches literature at the same university. Her appearance is far from the canons of beauty, so Larkin is sure that he will not be able to fall in love with her.
At first, the family life of the heroes develops exactly as Gregory expected. Business and friendly relations reign between him and his wife. But gradually Rose realizes that she lacks real human feelings. I wish to win the love of my husband, she decides on a desperate experiment.
Creators: Richard LaGravenese
Director: Barbra Streisand
Star Cast: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Pierce Brosnan, George Segal, Mimi Rogers, Brenda Vaccaro, Lauren Bacall
Producer (s): Barbra Streisand, Arnon Milchan
Cinematographer: Dante Spinotti, Andrzej Bartkowiak
Production House: TriStar Pictures, Phoenix Pictures, Barwood Films
Music: Marvin Hamlisch
Original network / Official Sites: TriStar Pictures
Release Year: 15 November 1996 (USA)
Runtime: 126 min
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, India
Language: English, Hindi
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.