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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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2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ruth Cole
... Ted Cole
... Marion Cole
... Eddie O'Hare
... Interviewer
... Minty O'Hare
Harvey Loomis ... Dr. Loomis
... Alice
... Evelyn Vaughn
Mike S. Ryan ... Reception Fan
... Woman at Reception
... Eduardo Gomez
... Mendelssohn
... Bookstore Assistant
Amanda Posner ... Frame Shop Clerk
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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Una mujer infiel  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$456,876, 18 July 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,835,551, 10 October 2004
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Based on the first third of John Irving's novel "A Widow for One Year". See more »

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When Eddie and Marion are having dinner, Eddie's glass is nearly empty as he begins to tell her a joke. During the middle part of the joke, the glass is nearly full, and by the time he gets to the punch line, it is empty again. See more »

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Ted Cole: The sound of it, it was a rear entry position, not that I have a personal problem with that or any other position, but for a child, I imagine, doing it doggishly must seem especially animalistic.
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Features The Big Bend (2003) See more »

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Waltz of the Voices of Spring
Composed by Johann Strauss
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JEFFS Oscar?
2 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Having just seen this movie I cannot believe Jeff Bridges was not nominated for this performance (but after Paul Giametti getting overlooked this year, what do you expect) Perhaps people don't know what good acting is: not 'ACTING' but truth, naturalness, and a revelation of how people really behave--but Jeff is so subtle and unshowy that he just becomes the part (Kim Basinger was first rate too)Put this film up against the pretentious and showy twaddle that was American Beauty, and we see what a farce the Oscars really are. The monologue towards the end of this film where Jeff talks about the accident and the death of their two sons was heartbreaking--because it did not go for drama or histrionics, just pure, emotional truth. I urge people who have not seen this movie to please check it out--I don't think you will be sorry--if you are open to the possibility of films that treat you and respect you as an adult, and shows human beings in all their frailties in the most heartbreaking of experiences.


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