Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
What if one split second sent your life in two completely different directions?.
Gwyneth Paltrow plays London publicist Helen, effortlessly sliding between parallel storylines that show what happens if she does or does not catch a train back to her apartment. Love. Romantic entanglements. Deception. Trust. Friendship. Comedy. All come into focus as the two stories shift back and forth, overlap and surprisingly converge.
I couldn't tell you honestly why I chose to watch this. I could pretend it was a senseless decision, or a slip of the mouse on the Netflix home page. But, in truth, my selection of this film was completely conscious. I was neither forced, nor bet on; imprisoned or shackled. I was, simply put, magnetized by the uncontrollable Hannah-forces. John Hannah forces, to be precise. And after experiencing the entire film in a state of glazed confusion (mostly by how I could be so controlled by my pathetic crushes), I have come to the conclusion that, lets be honest, he should have played all the characters in this up-and-down Brit-flick.
Sliding Doors is your typical 'romcom with a twist'.…
Why I watched this one? Movie had English subtitles...which makes it easier for me to watch while I run on my treadmill....reading the subtitles while watching...as the sound of the treadmill makes hearing movies difficult.
What is this one about? Gwyneth Paltrow's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. The viewer gets to see her life if she made the train and her life if she missed the train.
My thoughts on this one? An interesting idea for a movie. Paltrow is outstanding in the dual role. John Hannah does well in the romantic leading man role. Hannah is pretty much known for his comic supporting parts so seeing him…
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A great concept looking at one woman's life over two parallel timelines, mixing fantasy with romance and comedy to put a unique spin on a typical rom-com.
It may not break any boundaries, especially not in any romantic or comedic sense, but it's an easy watch that is quite heartfelt at its core.
Sliding doors is Peter Howitt's 1998 fantasy/comedy about
exploring a woman's alternative realities after she misses a train. The film examines both if she had caught the train and if she hadn't, and how her life would have changed. The two story lines cross cut between one another, as we see our protagonist Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow) end up in similar places under each alternate reality, only under different circumstances. Sliding Doors exhibits the possibilities of fate, chance and how small decisions can affect ones life in a large way.
The concept is quite brilliant, but the disappointment set in as I saw it being a applied to quite a languid story. Although there was sympathy to be had for Helen,…
If id only just caught that bloody train is the premise to this British rom com with a twist as the film splits into two parallel realities. One in which Helen catches her train finds her useless shagging boyfriend up to his nuts in lady shagging Gudivier. Helen promptly leaves him, following an awesome break up/ New beginning “Helen says Bollocks to you” montage, a stylish new hairdo and finally Helen begins to find herself and forms a relationship with the charming loveable no one expects the Spanish inquisition John Hannah. In the other reality Helen misses the train and continues her thankless life with her rather irritating Elton John hating cheater of a boyfriend Gerry. I fist watched this…
dear letter box,
i found this movie to be funny,
You know, I wasn't expecting this to be as British or as funny as it was. Quite pleasantly surprised - by the prominent and charming jokes, at least; I wouldn't be surprised if I remember this as being set in New York.
The multiverse angle thing is rather slight, it's more like About Time than Coherence, or About Time if you switched the weighting of the scifi premise and rom-com tropes? Both parallel universes were very much running on rom-com narrative causality.
It's strange that a strength of this movie is that it doesn't quite explore the ramifications of its high concept premise. The result is a focus on well-fleshed out characters (except Jeanne Tripplehorn who shows flashes of verisimilitude but ends up falling into "evil mistress" tropes when the script requires).
Totally understandable why this movie has a bit of a cult among within aficionados of romantic movies.
When you make a movie with parallel storylines, at least one of them should be interesting, right?
Is it wrong that i was hoping gwenyth paltrow would die in both storylines?
ohhh, i loved this film so much growing up.. it does something right, it's powerful, and i like how cold gwyneth paltrow's character is.
but rewatching it now, so much of the gender dynamics here are just like gwyneth's british accent: cringeworthy and forced..
Trying to be too clever by half but isn't a quarter clever enough. Rom com isn't really the genre for me.
The life of Gwyneth Paltrow all hinges on whether or not she catches a train. We see both outcomes of her missing it and getting on it in a parallel story that intertwines together very very well. The selling point of this romcom that sets it apart from others is that parallel story BUT I will say I liked the Gwyneth Paltrow Character (both of them) even if there was only one of her.. The film flips between both ‘universes’ A LOT but it’s never confusing (and trust me I can get confused very easily in films with more than one layer) mainly because one Paltrow has long Brown hair and the other Paltrow has short Blonde hair. Overall it’s a very good film that I would watch again plus it only cost me a quid (that’s £1 or $1.54 at current conversion rates for all the Americans out there
Yeah a joke about Gary Glitter stealing your 8 year old girlfriend doesn't quite have the same ring to it in this day and age.
Ingenious concept, screeches to a boring stop
Movies listed on the credits of Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim, 2012), directed by György…
Movies with female protagonists; not including movies with a prominent female secondary lead, ONLY protagonists.
Suggestions are welcome.