Stories about 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'.…
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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.
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…
As oxymoron as that sounds, Sliding Doors is the down to earth Lola rennt of 90s' romantic comedies, complete with a healthy touch of drama and humanity. There are moments of sheer brilliance and scenes that will make you wish you were a little girl so it would be okay to cry. Foremost, however, there is the dynamic of Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah.
While I personally find John Lynch's Gerry annoying and more than a little daft, I don't think there's a role that Jeanne Tripplehorn wouldn't be suited for. Plus, despite her respectable filmography during the 90s, there genuinely isn't a single film where I've enjoyed Paltrow's performance more than here. She might have a bit of a…
I adore this movie. Sure, the direction is unexceptional, and script is not all it could've been, neither especially funny OR romantic, but the engaging cast (Gwenie-pre-most-hated, Hannah-post-gay-pre-Mummy and Lynch-post-Guilford-4) carry it off adroitly. The premise is a gimmick, granted, but (as in Groundhog Day) once it is established - the film doesn't wallow in the cleverness of the gimmick, merely focuses of the "what if?" set-up - a single butterfly effect either way which could lead us on widely divergent paths, something that has always preoccupied me on my own wobbly route through life. The perfect denouement of this film suggests that the universe rights itself no matter what, yet this doesn't take away from the true joy of…
once i was halfway through, it was too late to turn back.
El tema del que tal si... es bien manejado, teniendo dos historias que se complementan a partir de los eventos que le ocurren a la protagonista, es un argumento sencillo que de ser una sóla historia hubiera sido una película muy aburrida.
Siento que no hubo mucha química entre Helen (la protagonista) y sus intereses románticos.
Me divertí mucho con las conversaciones de bar que tiene "Gerry" con su amigo, me recordaron la genial serie Cuopling.
Nota = 5
This is infuriating.
Let me first dispense with a beef--I'm not hugely fanatic about an American doing a British Rom-Com, accent and all. And with Paltrow's performance, I was always looking for it to fall apart. She never quite convinces me she's British throughout and her gravitas could potentially hurt an otherwise decent romantic comedy with a clever hook. John Hannah and John Lynch are both pretty good as the parallel male figures. And, whoa, does Tripplehorn do a 180 degree turn from when I saw her in The Firm as Tom Cruise's wife. Nice foil to Paltrow's Helen character.
The premise here took guts to put on film. How can you simultaneously give the viewer essentially two story lines? It could not…
Works as a good example of Gwyneth Paltrow's early talent and promise but not much else. The story isn't particularly interesting and the chemistry between characters is not entirely believable.
I'm not proud to be currently hate-watching Sliding Doors, but that's what I'm doing. The amazing thing, though, is that Gwyneth Paltrow's grating upper-middle class twit is actually less rage-inducing than the smug, relentlessly awful John Hannah.
Pretty self-explanatory. I want to collect all of the movies that deal with relationships falling apart/ending. I'm also interested in…
For my dissertation. I'm going for a more metaphysical rather than sci-fi genre approach to time travel, hence the inclusion…