Sliding Doors

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(out of 5)


 is excellent in this first-rate romantic comedy that turns hypothesis into master storytelling.  She plays a London businesswoman who gets fired from her boys-club-only job and heads straight home to seek comfort from her live-in aspiring novelist boyfriend (). Unfortunately, as fast as she rushes to catch her subway train, she misses it; director Peter Howitt then rewinds the scene to show our heroine catching it, and the story unfolds doubly from there on in.  We see Paltrow’s adventures after one version of the story while simultaneously showing her experiences after the second occurrence, all of it edited to perfection and never confusing for a moment.  More important, you appreciate its craft while revelling in its romantic wit.   stands out as one of the Gwyneths’ suitors in this, one of the few gimmick movies out there that actually works.


United Kingdom/USA, 1998

Directed by

Screenplay by Peter Howitt

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


Cast Tags:  , ,, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


British Academy Award Nomination
Alexander Korda Award For Best British Film

European Film Award
Best European Screenwriter


SlidingDoors

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