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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The first 5 minutes feature a scene in which someone says of Gwyneth Paltrow, "told you she was a lesbian."
The last 10 feature two separate Gwyneth Paltrows (as though one wasn't enough) having miscarriages after one is road-pizza'd by a van and the other is simultaneously thrown down a flight of stairs (sounds like a joke- doesn't it?) and a kindly nurse says when she's ready to be discharged from the hospital 5 minutes later: "you're very fortunate, Helen, you had a lucky escape." (Did the two have an informative, psychologically probing conversation the audience weren't privy to? Why were we excluded? Any reason... Yes? No? Or, is that nurse simply the most presumptuous and insensitive scum in that…
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,…
I am pretty sure I have seen this before but watching it I could only remember one part of the Helen story and not the other. A pretty easy going easy to watch Rom Com with some funny bits that keeps you entertained.
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A typical girly flick but with a PKD promise. Not that good I'm afraid.
"For God's sake, Gerry. I asked you a simple question; there is no need for you to become Woody Allen"
One of my all time favourites, have seen it maybe too many times as I know the lines by heart. John Hannah......and the eternal question what if?
I really liked this movie when I saw it the first time. It is a clever idea for a romantic comedy, and it otherwise keeps it simple and straightforward while telling two stories in one. It also helps that I first saw this movie pre Goopy, consciously upcoupling, Gwyneth so she was likable enough. It is still an enjoyable movie in the realm of romantic comedies, one which requires the right mood.
A unique premise for a romantic comedy, the delightful and melodramatic "Sliding Doors" is skillfully done. The heartfelt film asks "what if" and questions the concept of fate when a woman (Gwyneth Paltrow) misses her train in one timeline, but catches it in another, and how that single moment causes her life to diverge in two directions.
For its two-timeline concept to work, the editing needed to be seamless, and it really works here. The script is clever and constantly kept me guessing.
I really liked both versions of Paltrow's character, Helen. The actress does a tremendous job of playing the same character but on two different paths. Helen is encouraged to grow and better herself in one timeline, while…
Enjoyed the concept, wish it explored it more.
I watched this on New Year's Eve 2014.
Interesting premise, and the shifting perspectives were done in a cool way, but it left me a bit cold. John Hannah's really cute, though!
For my dissertation. I'm going for a more metaphysical rather than sci-fi genre approach to time travel, hence the inclusion…