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Sliding Doors 1998

Howitt's storyline branches in two directions: Helen loses her job at a classy London PR firm, has a run-in with a purse-snatcher, and just misses catching her boyfriend Gerry in bed with his former girlfriend Lydia.

Starring:
Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah
Runtime:
1 hour, 34 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Peter Howitt
Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah
Supporting actors John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Zara Turner, Douglas McFerran, Paul Brightwell, Nina Young, Virginia McKenna, Kevin McNally, Terry English, Paul Stacey, Peter Howitt, Joanna Roth, Neil Stuke, Theresa Kartell, Evelyn Duah, Linda Broughton, Charlotte Fryer, Pip Miller
Studio Exclusive Media
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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I am 15 and male and all my friends are into actions movies. Stereotypically, I am not supposed to enjoy this sort of film, but I think it is really great. It is a nice romantic comedy with an interesting storyline and plenty of British style and wit, without the pathetic, corny, sentimental mush contained in many American films of the same genre. Definitely worth buying.
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Sliding Doors is written and directed by Peter Howitt. It stars Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah, and features John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Virginia McKenna. The music was composed by David Hirschfelder and Remi Adefarasin photographs it on location in Londion. The film follows Helen Quilley (Paltrow), who has just been fired from her public relations job. The plot then splits into two parallel universes based on if she either did or did not get onto the London tube train to get home.

Peter Howitt is more known to the British for his portrayal of Joey in the hugely popular sit-com, Bread. Here for his first full length directing assignment he tackles the romantic comedy genre and gives it an intelligent and witty kick up the backside. Howitt apparently had the idea for the film when he was almost run over by a car, the whole "what if?" situation worked around his mind and ended up being Sliding Doors. The premise is tricky but executed with skill, two dovetailing stories featuring the same people. To expand on each story would to my mind be unfair on any prospective newcomers to the film, it's just safe to say that infidelity features prominently and that as funny as it is at times, it's also an often sombre and cautionary piece as well.

The cast are a mixed bunch. Hannah and Paltrow are superb, he is funny, charming and utterly beguiling, yet a world away from the normal pretty boy types so favoured by film makers. She is, on both fronts, engaging, infuriating and commanding the utmost attention from the viewers. You will find yourself shouting at her sometimes, yet at others you may find your heart sinking such is the conflicted emotional depth that Paltrow gives Helen.
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Historians, economists and many others keep asking this question. Most of the time no one really has an answer. A good degree of serendipity in life is unavoidable. And yet in this film, in the end, man reaps what man saws. This seems to be the moral of the story here. So when something goes wrong don't whine about "what if" and try and build a future instead! It is a fun story, unpredictable and a very original debut behind the camera for the director. Acting is great. This is as good as a rom-com can get, lots of fun and feel-good with much added suspense.
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Sliding Doors is just as good as it was the first time I saw it several years ago. Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah are great in the lead roles and I love the story parallell story. In one story we get to know what would have happen if Paltrows character whould have found out that her boyfriend is cheating on her and follow her life and in the other version we get to see what happens if she didn't find it out. It's a great an original story and i like this movie very much,
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By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 31 May 2016
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Deliberated about watching this film, but I wanted something light. This film is light, but boring. I had to fast forward several times, because I knew the plot line and the ending, I was right.

Helen played by Gwyneth Paltrow, is in PR in a firm in the UK. She gets to work to find she has been fired by the big boys for taking 4 bottles of vodka home the previous Friday. As she starts home, she is faced with two diverging doors. One train door will take her home to find her lover, Gerry, getting it on with his ex- girlfriend. The other train door she misses, and arrives home after the girlfriend has left. The path follows each door, and the rest of the story.

Gwyneth is much younger, the film is 18 years old. The plot is easy to follow and predict. The acting is okay, but do not waste your time and effort.

Not Recommended For Me. prisrob 05-31-16
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Shaky execution ? I don't think so. A really enjoyable experience is how I would put it, for men and women alike. Gwyneth's english accent is also as good as Renee Zellweger's, and this is definitely a DVD to have alongside Bridget, 4 Weddings and Notting Hill.
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clever plot, excellent acting, interesting and believable characters - one to re-watch every few years... Leaves me thinking about my own what if's...thought provoking. Enjoy.
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This film was brilliant...I can't believe I didn't watch it when the film first came out. Two scenarios for the same action very skilfully filmed the whole way through. I never once lost the thread or plot and I didn't see the ending coming . John Hannah was very good, drew me in instantly. It is now in my favourites pile.
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