Twice Upon A Yesterday 1999 R CC

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Victor, an out of work actor, tries to stop his ex-girlfriend, Sylvia, from marrying another man. When she refuses him, Victor is miraculously given a second chance to go back and correct the mistake which led to their break-up.

Starring:
Lena Headey, Douglas Henshall
Runtime:
1 hour, 32 minutes

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Twice Upon A Yesterday

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Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Maria Ripoll
Starring Lena Headey, Douglas Henshall
Supporting actors Penélope Cruz, Gustavo Salmerón, Mark Strong, Eusebio Lázaro, Charlotte Coleman, Neil Stuke, Elizabeth McGovern, Antonio Gil, Heather Weeks, Inday Ba, Paul Popplewell, David Spinx, David Fishley, Robert Oates, Toby Davies, Emily Hillier, Rafa Russo, Tim Griggs
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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This is a very enjoyable romantic movie.
Amazon Customer
They hold their own as their mutual lover comically unravels his affectations and steps up to the plate of true love.
Tonantzin
It's not often you can sit through a movie and not get a least a little bored, but this one keeps you interested.
Brian Reaves

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Brian Reaves VINE VOICE on January 19, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This whole movie is good. It's not often you can sit through a movie and not get a least a little bored, but this one keeps you interested. The main character, Vincent, gets a chance to go back in time and fix a relationship he messed up with the woman he thought was his soulmate. Things change for him, but sometimes we find that GETTING the desires of our heart are worse than NOT getting them. Penelope Cruz is great in this film, and she's so sweet that you can understand how easy it would be to fall for her. Definitely a good date movie.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By LastChance on February 23, 2001
Format: DVD
This was a movie, had it been listed in a tv-guide sort of thing, I wouldn't have watched. Flipping through all the HBO channels one dreary afternoon, and happened across "Twice Upon A Yesterday." For the most part, foreign films have never really interested me. But I thought I'd give this one a chance, as I had nothing else to do that day. Much to my delight, this unhearalded film was really quite good. I'd barely heard of Penelope Cruz, and wasn't at all familiar with the rest of the cast and crew. But I found the movie struck some cords, some sweet, some bittersweet, but overall an excellent balance of both. I found I could relate to the characters as they were portrayed, and it required little suspension of belief on my part. I was entranced with/by this movie. It's one of the better movies I've seen in a long time (this coming from a well-jaded amateur movie critic). It managed to be an entertaining comment on life without being too preachy. For this genre of movie, I would recommend without reservation!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Emma O. Peel on March 8, 2000
Format: DVD
I am a secret admirer of British Romantic Comedy because it is so much less sappy than the american hollywood dish and the stories seem to be much wittier. Case in point would be a lovely movie like Twice Upon a Yesterday where the character roles are very strong and the story is an intriguing twist upon a tried and true love plot. I enjoy the fact that this is not a love story about enemies and resulting vengeance, neglect, sadness, or hate -- but really about love, friendship, caring, and understanding. And good people shine: Penelope Cruz is all sweetness.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "catesanangel" on December 9, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Twice Upon a Yesterday is one of the funniest films I have seen this year! It is witty, romantic, charming and a must see! If you enjoy British comedies and if you like "Sliding Doors" you will LOVE this movie! =)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 8, 2008
Format: DVD
This is a very enjoyable romantic movie. It's about a guy named Victor who gets a second chance to make his relationship work though a magic spell, only to have it all fall apart anyway. Along the way, he meets someone new (the Penelope Cruz character). The ending is especially interesting. On the one hand, the lead up makes it seem like he might end up with his original girlfriend, only to have him reject her and stay with the new girl. However, the same people who helped Victor magically have a second chance find his rejected girlfriend, thus hinting that it might not be the end of the story.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 21, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
I got rented this video, not knowing what it was about, because there was nothing left that night. I turned it on and thought it was going to be dumb because I'm not much into English humor. But this was really a good movie. It's a lot like Sliding Doors, so if you liked that, you'll love this one. You do have to pay attention because the accents can be thick at times, but it was a good idea for a movie. Very entertaining. I've recommended it to all my friends.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harold A. Fretheim on February 10, 2009
Format: DVD
This is a fun movie- and makes a lot more dramtic sense than you might think. It has unexpected twists. Yes there is the fantasy of going back to fix what went wrong in a relationship- but even though the fix happens the result is different from what is expected. But it is only on the second viewing that I caght the idea that the reason for the 'time travel' was to enable our main character to escape from 'enchantment'- and that the analogy was a literary one drawn from Don Quixote. In a way the real theme is about what happens when one is willing to chnage and to learn. Does our hero get what he desires in the end? NO- and yes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Ferrio on February 13, 2011
Format: DVD
It would be nigh on impossible to mistake Notting Hill for La Mancha, unless perhaps you paused to notice a despondent lover raging against the rain with a ratty old umbrella for a shield. First things first, for you fans of Penélope Cruz: patience will be rewarded. (I'm glad I had not read any reviews, because her relatively late arrival created a suspense worth enduring and which I won't spoil.) The story pays overt homage to Cervantes with a hero no less foolish but better favored by Fate than the delusional Don. When struggling actor Victor is given a second chance at love, he naturally assumes that the point is to make right the selfish errors of his romantic past. Wrong. Gradually, with large helpings of irony and comedy, Victor begins to see that destiny has very different plans for him and his presumed Dulcinea. This is where Cruz, at last, comes into the picture. Victor finally *gets* it, finds his true muse and thrives. The movie wraps with Victor collaborating with Fate to give his his ex the same kind of much-needed second chance he had to understand what's important. Everyone ends up, exactly where they need to be to see what they need to learn. This is a good story well played.
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