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The Door in the Floor (2004)

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A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss's disintegrating household.

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Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East Hampton, New York and chronicles one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's book author Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges) and his beautiful wife Marion (Kim Basinger). Their once-great marriage has been strained by tragedy. Her resulting despondency and his subsequent infidelities have prevented the couple from confronting a much-needed change in their relationship. Eddie O'Hare, the young man Ted hires to work as his summer assistant, is the couple's unwitting yet willing pawn - and, ultimately, the catalyst in the transformation of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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The most dangerous secrets are the ones we're afraid to tell ourselves.


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Rated R for strong sexuality and graphic images, and language | See all certifications »

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17 September 2004 (Norway)  »

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$34,520 (South Africa) (12 November 2004)

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$34,520 (South Africa) (12 November 2004)
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The painting of "The Door in the Floor" was actually painted by Jeff Bridges. See more »

Goofs

The flashback scene in the car with the boys is supposed to take place during a heavy snow fall, and the back window and tail lights of the car are supposed to be covered with snow, but the window is completely clear. See more »

Quotes

Ruth Cole: Your penis looks funny.
Ted Cole: My penis *is* funny.
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References The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) See more »

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Overdrive
Performed and Written by Paul Hsu
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To imitate Life...
18 June 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is a must see. As a jaded New Yorker, I sit through every film, minute by minute, saying to myself, can I believe this moment. In this film, 99.9% of the moments of this film are rich in reality, all the way down to the subtle nuances of a child's syntax. You leave the theatre not questioning the motives or intentions of the characters, but loving them and respecting their choices. Irving captures life as it is, and the actors never go to extremes to manipulate you. The story, is well crafted enough to move you. Jeff Bridges has always been a talented actor and demonstrates incredible poise and intention.


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