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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.

Director:

Tod Williams

Writers:

John Irving (novel), Tod Williams (screenplay)
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elle Fanning ... Ruth Cole
Jeff Bridges ... Ted Cole
Kim Basinger ... Marion Cole
Jon Foster ... Eddie O'Hare
Larry Pine ... Interviewer
John Rothman ... Minty O'Hare
Harvey Loomis Harvey Loomis ... Dr. Loomis
Bijou Phillips ... Alice
Mimi Rogers ... Evelyn Vaughn
Mike S. Ryan Mike S. Ryan ... Reception Fan
Libby Langdon ... Woman at Reception
Louis Arcella ... Eduardo Gomez
Robert LuPone ... Mendelssohn
Rachel Style ... Bookstore Assistant
Amanda Posner Amanda Posner ... Frame Shop Clerk
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Eddie takes his luggage out of the car, he only gets a couple of items. He holds them in his right hand, immediately closes the trunk with his left hand. The large bag ends up on the ground, even though it never was removed. See more »

Quotes

Ted Cole: About the shoe, it was a basketball shoe. Air Jordan I think you called it.
[pause]
Ted Cole: Specific details, Eddie. Specific details.
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Connections

Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

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 subhashnycSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una mujer infiel See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$456,876, 18 July 2004

Gross USA:

$3,854,624

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,715,067
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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