Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998) - Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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A shambling, out-of-work actor, desperate to win back the affections of his ex-girlfriend, unexpectedly stumbles upon a way to turn back the clock.

IMDB: 6.4
Director: Maria Ripoll
Stars: Lena Headey, Douglas Henshall
Length: 91 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 6 out of 41 found boring (14.63%)

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Compelling romantic fantasy...

These are the kinds of movies that made me a movie buff but they seem to be hard to find these days in our predictable Hollywood-glamorized video stores(look for this one in the comedy racks despite it's multi-faceted themes and multi-genred experience.

This movie has its moments but ultimately is a little disappointing as the twists are too predictable and the characters not interesting enough.

However, the directing isn't to the level: first, the pace is a bit slow and sometimes looks into useless matters.

When Henshall's Bukowski spots Penelope Cruz's Louise in movie, it's game set match for Lena Headey's Sylvia (herself a stunning brunette) as far as we're concerned.

Lead man and struggling actor (yawn) Victor Bukowksi, (utterly unbelievable Scottish name) played by Douglas Henshall (a very poor man's Ewan McGregor) is late to catch his ex, psychologist Sylvia (Lena Headey), before she marries an earnest plonker called Dave (Mark Strong from Fever Pitch).

starts out slow .

" tells of a man (Henshall) who stumbles onto a magical opportunity to turn back time and rescue his floundering relationship with his girlfriend (Headey) which leads to an unexpected conclusion.

I was a little apprehensive about seeing this movie by some of the user comments calling it melancholic, dreary and overall bleak.

" is a slow starter which just may grab you given the chance.

Just a bit slow in the beginning, but nevertheless a great movie well worth watching.

An entertaining and mind provoking movie .

It's rather charming and fun, the story is unpredictable, great acting and beautiful girls.

Entertaining romantic fantasy .

1st watched 10/9/2001 - 8 out of 10(Dir-Maria Ripoll): Compelling romantic fantasy which keeps you interested all the way to the end.

This is a cute film which is very enjoyable to watch.

After being bored for 10 minutes by a terrible British short, this film came as a much more refreshing style of film.

While there's nothing terribly original here, I found the movie to be quite entertaining.

Fascinating blend of British and Spanish cast and crew, not a single weak performance, two stunning leading actresses, and a coooool soundtrack.

But I admireromantic movies with unpredictable outcomes, and this one fallsin that category.

Fascinating blend of British & Spanish cast and crew.