MovieChat Forums > The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) Discussion > eating at the gym? talking about breasts...

eating at the gym? talking about breasts in class? wtf?


I'm annoyed by the annoying cheesiness of the movie in parts - ESPECIALLY where she's working out and eating at the same time. Who eats while they're at the gym?

And makeover or not, she could not talk about her "breasts" during her lectures -- college level or not. And despite how great I do think she looks after the makeover, it's not SO dramatic that the students would be dumbfounded as they seem. I would let that slide over the breasts comment and the eating at the gym though -- doesn't fit with the overall tone of the movie.

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haha, in plenty of colleges the professors are more candid than one would find in public school...especially after they achieve tenure.

It's all fun and games until you get my foot up your ass

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No, I understand that ... I went to a pretty liberal college. The problem with what she said is that it crosses sexual lines with students. I'm more the type to say what I think in most situations, but in that case - I think it's crossing a boundary. Also - it's not like she looked so fabulously different. She just lost a little weight and wore better clothes.

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Ummm....It's a movie, if they wanted her and somebody boffing in the middle of class they would've done it! LOL. And when i was in high school my teachers and fellow pupils felt comfortable talking about everything.

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i had an astronomy teacher in college who talked about anything but..and i agree..it's only a movie

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Yeah, the gym part may have been a bit of a stretch, but in college, once you achieve tenure, it takes ALOT to lose your job, and those kind of remarks are usually not enough. I would have had a problem with my professor saying that to me too, but at the same time I believe it would happen.

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Precisely. They can call you whatever they want, say whatever they want, TEACH whatever they want, and not have a thing happen to them, no matter how many people complain. Case in point: I had a English Lit professor who also taught Women's Lib (oh joy). I have ALWAYS loved English classes be they writing, reading, whatever, but this woman nearly ruined my love of English anything classes because she brought her personal politics to class and turned the English Lit class into a feminist movement and acted as though it was just another Women's Lib class. She forced us to read just about every book and short story she could find either on female circumcision or some other form of abuse toward women and then "discussed" them with us (discuss meaning you either agreed with her point of view, or she made your life miserable for the remainder of the term, and you ran the risk of failing her class, and it didn't matter if you were a woman or a man in the class. In fact, if you were a woman who disagreed with her, god help you!). At the end of term, we had to fill out useless evaluations on her. I say useless because it didn't matter how much we berated her teaching methods and class material and subject matter, she was going to be in that teaching position until the day she died.

So, to the OP: At the college level, they can say and do whatever they want. All you can do is spout their BS back at them in order to pass the class. But then, that's "education" these days no matter what grade level you're at. Teachers aren't interested in teaching students. They just want the material spat back at them, and if you have an essay, just tell them what they want to hear and you're guaranteed at least a B if not higher.


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Funny how in some comedies, like American Pie or The Hangover, they can do everything, make all kinds of jokes. But when it's Barbra Streisand, a movie should be politically correct!

It's a movie, Rose's students love her and she makes all kinds of jokes.
I'm gay, but when I was 16 we had a female teacher who was in her late 40's and she had a good figure and my classmates always talked about how sexy she dressed etc. So it's not that strange that Rose's male students all of a suddes 'saw' her.

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