Pretty self-explanatory. I want to collect all of the movies that deal with relationships falling apart/ending. I'm also interested in…
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.
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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,…
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.
Gwyneth Paltrow either does or doesn't make the train, influencing several future events in a kind of chain reaction. Watch two timelines progress in alternate scenes! Cheesy British romantic comedy dialogue grins and nudges your upper arm for about 90 minutes.
The premise could be vastly improved on. I'd love to see a "Sliding Doors meets Primer" movie where the two versions of the protagonist coexist and interact with each other, possibly in order to somehow commit the perfect crime.
What a great concept for a movie and a suprisingly charming realisation. The basics are pretty simple: One time Gwyneth Paltrow catches the train and the other time she misses it. From then on it's two parallel timelines that both have their ups and downs. It's like time travel without actual time travel or paradoxes.
Any Romcom that comes with a unique concept and avoids the done to death tropes is a welcome sight. Add a leading lady with short hair (Aw Yiss!) and John Hanna as the leading man (Wait...what?) and you have a really underrated gem of the nineties, including a heart-stabbing ending.
It has been a looooong time since I saw this film in the cinema, nearly 15 years for those counting. Thankfully it hasn’t aged all that much and is still an enjoyable ‘what could have been’ film.
We follow two Gwyneth Paltrow’s; one who got on the tube and one who didn’t. This was made at a time when John Hannah was considered romantic leading man material, probably stemming from Four Weddings, and he does well enough opposite the very attractive Paltrow.
A fun film that makes me think about all the could have been situations I’ve found myself in over the years.
Credit for concept, but I wish I could give negative stars for execution.
Sliding Doors uses a now familiar narrative device to depict two potential futures of the same character that could occur if the slightest thing in her life had changed. While familiar, it is a concept that I embraced as I'm a huge fan of narratives that play with the concept of time and time travel.
The depicted branching timeline in Sliding Doors is not science-fiction, nor supernatural in nature and is never explained in-universe. I initially thought it was a non-diegetic device that was simply allowing the audience to see two futures, neither of which had any relation to the other nor was either one the "correct" one. This is where the first issue with Sliding Doors occurs as there…
John Hannah adds a lot to this film, bring an otherwise average little romantic drama up into something worthwhile.
An old favourite.
A better than average screenplay bolsters what is conceptually your average rom-com. I mean, IF you have to do a pandering commercial exercise with one of your generation’s most beloved screen sweethearts (in this case, Gwyneth Paltrow of the late ‘90’s), then you should have a hell of a hook to stand out. And writer/director Peter Howitt did just that by incorporating a spatially split narrative that runs two different storylines simultaneously – one in which recently fired PR consultant Helen (Paltrow) makes it onto the London tube in time to get home, and one in which she doesn’t. When she does, she gets there early enough to discover her dithering writer boyfriend Jerry (John Lynch) in bed with a…
Rewatched this the other day. Easily one of the most unique films I have ever watched.
Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition.
Its like they took two bad romance films and mashed them together with a butterfly effect gimmick. The only film I've seen with a Manic Pixie Dream Scot too.
Helen: You wanker. You sad, sad wanker.
Gwyneth Paltrow looked terrible and sounded horrible! Oh that accent!
The movie had a great concept but everything else was blah.
Good concept poorly executed. Gwyneth Paltrow looks awful in this. She needs to eat.
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- The Break-Up
- Celeste & Jesse Forever
- Breaking Upwards
- The Deep Blue Sea
- Fatal Attraction
- Charlotte Sometimes
- The Good Girl
I want to collect all the movies with infidelity driving the central plot.
- Back to the Future
- Back to the Future Part II
- Back to the Future Part III
For my dissertation. Updated 16/04/2014 with about 70 more films. Updated 03/06/2014 with 83 more films. Updated 20/09/2014 with a…