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.
Ο Χριστόφορος το γύρισε πιο ωραία.
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.
Teenage me loved this.
Two continuous parallel stories of how a woman's love life could pan out if she makes the train or not.
The two stories are very generic, and the acting here is THE polar opposite of natural. But I really like the structure, which is solidly without flaw.
I won't say what happens at the end, but it's one of those endings where someone behind the scenes thought "right.... I'm not sure how to get out of this, so - unexpected twist time!!"
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Rom-com, pero creo que tiene el formato más interesante que he visto en el género.
Νομίζω ότι την έχω ξαναδεί, αλλά και πάλι δεν είμαι σίγουρη. Κάποιου είδους fail πρέπει να είναι αυτό. Δικό μου, της ταινίας?...
I'd like to see a meta-remake of this where all the characters go slowly nuts due to the terrible late 90s music that plays over the top of every scene.
Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow) has just lost her PR job. On the way home, she just barely misses her train and gets mugged trying to hail a taxi. When she gets home, her lover Gerry (John Lynch) wines and dines her. Gerry is an aspiring novelist who spends most of his time at the library. Helen gets part-time work waiting tables and delivering sandwiches, bringing home the bacon for the both of them. But Gerry’s behavior raises her suspicions.
Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow) has just lost her PR job. On the way home, she just barely catches her train and meets a talkative chap names James (John Hannah). When she gets home, she finds her lover Gerry (John Lynch) having sex with…
What starts off as a really intriguing -- not to mention cool -- premise for a film quickly becomes an excuse for just another generic romantic drama (well, two in one). The best thing Sliding Doors has going for it IS its premise, and the various ways it uses it to play around with the story. But it's still in service of a plot that really isn't all that deserving of it to begin with. However, Gwyneth Paltrow still gives a good performance, and seeing her alternate between the two "versions" of herself is pretty interesting. But there's not much more here beyond that. John Hannah is just playing your typical charming romantic movie guy while John Lynch is the…
- 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.
- Blue Valentine
- The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
- Love Me If You Dare
- Sliding Doors
Of all your suggestions these are the 50 films I have chosen to watch. I am only willing to change…