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Sliding Doors (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  24 April 1998 (USA)
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A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel.

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James
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Gerry
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Lydia
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Anna
Douglas McFerran ...
Russell
Paul Brightwell ...
Clive
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Claudia
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James's Mother
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Terry English ...
Kind Cabbie
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Man on Tube
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Cheeky Bloke
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Suspicious Girl
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In London, the public relation Helen is fired from her position in a PR company. While returning home, she does not catch the train in the subway. But in another possibility of her life, she catches the train in the subway. The story shows two parallel lives of Helen: in one life, she stays with her boyfriend Gerry, and in the other life, she finds that Gerry cheats her with Lydia and falls in love with James Hammerton. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Helen is about to find that romance was never this much fun. See more »


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Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Dos vidas en un instante  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,134,641 (UK) (1 May 1998)

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$11,883,495 (USA) (28 August 1998)
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When James and Helen first meet on the tube, James talks about The Beatles. A little later in the film, as Helen and Anna get into the taxi they instruct the driver to take them to 9 Menlove Ave. Menlove Ave (251) was the childhood home of The Beatles's John Lennon in Liverpool. Lennon also felt a great affinity with the number "9". See more »

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When John and Helen stand talking on a street corner, her blond hair is sometimes falling into her left eye, and sometimes combed up. See more »

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[Helen walks into the room holding a pregnancy test]
Anna: James?
[Helen nods]
Anna: Since last night?
[Helen stares]
Anna: Sorry.
[pause]
Anna: You can't tell from one. They can be inaccurate.
Helen: I bought three packets. Two in a packet - that's six. You can tell from six.
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I don't remember reading a thing about this movie when it originally appeared, and that's odd because I enjoy Gwyneth Paltrow's work. I caught up with it on DVD, and I thought it was a superior movie with an extremely interesting premise and splendid performances by Paltrow's co-stars. Without giving too much away, the film deals with two separate scenarios that evolve from Paltow's (a) catching or (b) missing a subway train. The director manages skillfully to lay the two stories down alongside one another without confusing either one. Although the two Paltrows are distinguished by different hair styles, even that isn't really necessary. She (becomes) happy in one story, desperately unhappy in the other. She succeeds (eventually) in one story, fails in the other. She is the same character but entirely different. As she proved in "Shakespeare in Love," this girl can act. There aren't many films where chance causes alternate fates that are followed through to a rather surprising end. Worth seeing for that reason alone. Plus Gwyneth Paltrow, of course.


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