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The Door in the Floor (2004)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  6 August 2004 (USA)
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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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6 August 2004 (USA)  »

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$456,876 (USA) (16 July 2004)

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

The painting of "The Door in the Floor" was actually painted by Jeff Bridges. See more »

Goofs

The title of the paper that Eddie is typing is "A Sound Like Someone Trying Not to Make a Sound." As he is typing it the first occurrence of 'Sound' is upper case. When he finishes typing the title 'sound' is lower case. Later in the movie when he looks at the paper 'Sound' is upper case again. See more »

Quotes

Ted Cole: Everything in fiction is a tool: pain, betrayal, even death. These are, you know, these are like, uh, different colors on a painter's palette. You need to use them.
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Featured in The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005) See more »

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I Gave You
Performed by B&D
Written by Kingsley Gardner, Brnja Sigurdarttir, Drifa Sigurdarttir, Don Spangler (as Donald Spangler)
Courtesy of KGM Entertainment Group & Sharp Teeth Music
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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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