Movies about/starring women and girls of all ages. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but…
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…
Ο Χριστόφορος το γύρισε πιο ωραία.
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,…
It took me 3 days to get through this. I hope I was more productive in my alternate timeline.
I loved the premise and it really got me thinking about what would happen if I had made different choices in different moments. I loved the two sides!
Sliding Doors (1998) is zo'n film met een interessant concept voor 15 minuten, die dan net te lang nergens over gaat. Of zie het als romcom.
Voor mensen die écht niet kunnen kiezen
Het gevaar van een late trage film na een drukke dag is het inslaan van vermoeidheid. En dit romantische verhaal met een alternatieve opbouw had niet de power, de diepgang en de originaliteit om mijn ogen open te houden. Gelukkig ben ik niet in slaap gevallen!
Gweld Petroiw of hoe je deze blonde vrouw ook spelt speelt de hoofdrol. Zij is net ontslagen en wilt op de metro stappen om naar huis te gaan. Ze haalt hem net niet; of toch weer wel? Het wel of niet…
a right wee gem of a film
I didn't have time to finish this movie and I didn't want to
The original Source Code
In college, several of my friends were OBSESSED with this movie. They insisted I watch it too. "Oh, it's that chick from 'Shakespeare in Love,' she's OK," I replied. I hated this movie. Oh, your boyfriend cheated on you, and in one universe you find out about it and in another you don't? And in one universe you get knocked-up by one dude, and in the other you get knocked-up by the other? And in one you're blonde and in the other mousy brown? Faaaascinaaating. I would've much rather watched a movie about Jeanne Triplehorn's character. She stole the show repeatedly.
slimy man in a boat in this movie
Strange movie until u get in2 the groove of it then it's awesome.
Actors who are second or third generation famous.
Work in progress.
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