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      Sliding Doors

      PG-13 Released May 1, 1998 1h 48m Romance Comedy List
      65% Tomatometer 55 Reviews 77% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings When Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow), a London ad executive, is fired from her job and rushes out to catch a train, two scenarios take place. In one, she gets on the train and comes home to find her boyfriend, Gerry (John Lynch), in bed with another woman. In the second, she misses the train and arrives after the woman has left. In the first scenario, Helen dumps Gerry, finds a new man and gradually improves her life. In the second, she becomes suspicious of Gerry's fidelity and grows miserable. Read More Read Less

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      Despite the gimmicky feel of the split narratives, the movie is watch-able due to the winning performances by the cast.

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      Stephanie Zacharek Salon.com It's not so much the tale itself as the slippery interplay between characters that makes Sliding Doors enjoyable. Jun 18, 2002 Full Review Rick Groen Globe and Mail Ultimately, Sliding Doors becomes a victim of its own cleverness, shutting down all that early promise. Rated: 2.5/4 Apr 12, 2002 Full Review Ali Barclay BBC.com Paltrow is delightful as the trendy Londoner running parallel lives and has a disturbingly accurate English accent. Rated: 4/5 Dec 10, 2001 Full Review Wesley Lovell Cinema Sight The paralleling of stories is well done, but at times not enough. Rated: 3/4 Oct 5, 2023 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...an intriguing, out-of-the-box premise that's employed to relatively strong effect by Howitt... Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 30, 2021 Full Review Leigh Paatsch Herald Sun (Australia) Worth sticking with to the very end, if only to unravel some intriguing twists and turns not normally encountered in such kissy-kissy fare. Rated: 3.5/5 Aug 13, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Brett C Apart from there being no such thing as "If", Paltrow is a Dog what never could act. How do you stop her creeping around my private corridors inside my Mind.... And who was the thing that said Mr Hannah could ever smever Act...... Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/07/24 Full Review Rachel B I love this movie! I had watched it many many years ago, and always remembered liking it. Recently watching it again, it stood up to the test of time. I'm actually shocked it has such low ratings on here. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/01/23 Full Review Eli M I love this movie. I think it is clever and fun. Gwyneth Paltrow is amazing. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/02/23 Full Review John A Maybe if the lukewarm script fell into the hands of an ambitious director with distinct style, 'Sliding Doors' would be a clever little love triangle dramedy. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 05/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Our life is full of sliding doors for many different paths Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah in a love story almost like 'Lola's Run' Helen is a London as executive who sadly gets fired The film ends up showing two different timelines of her getting on the train and missing it In one instance she catches her boyfriend in bed with another woman While in the other she comes home explaining her bad day almost getting mugged In the midst of it all she meets a man named James and might end up falling for him after discovering her own boyfriends shady behavior growing more miserable by the second I thought this was ok and it feels gimmicky given the split-narrative Life can easily change in an instant for better or worse, we can expect a different outcome from the same choices, should we spend time wondering about the what ifs Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/25/23 Full Review colin m A great movie. Two stories for the price of one. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow), a London ad executive, is fired from her job and rushes out to catch a train, two scenarios take place. In one, she gets on the train and comes home to find her boyfriend, Gerry (John Lynch), in bed with another woman. In the second, she misses the train and arrives after the woman has left. In the first scenario, Helen dumps Gerry, finds a new man and gradually improves her life. In the second, she becomes suspicious of Gerry's fidelity and grows miserable.
      Director
      Peter Howitt
      Producer
      Philippa Braithwaite, William Horberg, Sydney Pollack
      Screenwriter
      Peter Howitt
      Distributor
      Miramax Films
      Production Co
      Miramax Films, Mirage Enterprises, Paramount Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 1, 1998, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 6, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $11.9M
      Runtime
      1h 48m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      35mm
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