The Door in the Floor Reviews

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August 31, 2004
"The film, while telling a story dealing with tragedy and its after affects, essentially boils down to a study in humiliation"
August 30, 2004
...a film both fluid and hermetically sealed, inviting multiple interpretations and yet ultimately reluctant to give up its secrets.
August 23, 2004
...an odd movie, but the kind of odd movie that some people will take to and even love in spite of its confusing and difficult nature.
August 22, 2004
A limited success.
August 16, 2004
This is a film to wrap around yourself like a blanket, huddling from life's harshness and tasting its riches.
August 16, 2004
Bridges and Basinger craft deeply layered, complicated characters whose flaws are substantial yet compelling enough to be liked by audiences.
August 16, 2004
August 16, 2004
Leaves the viewer with lots to think about but not much hope for the human condition.
August 13, 2004
One of the more faithful adaptations of a John Irving novel to date.
August 13, 2004
Bridges' performance is a marvel of hard acting made to look easy.
August 8, 2004
While the film is a pleasure to behold, it is Jeff Bridges as successful author Ted Cole who is worth more than the price of a ticket.
August 6, 2004
Williams bravely blends moments of levity into what is inherently a serious subject and also lends the film a restrained but stylish aura appropriate for the story's tony setting in the Hamptons.
August 5, 2004
The richly rewarding film is funny, sexy, tragic, touching and sometimes kind of sweetly bizarre
August 1, 2004
This is essentially an actor's film and the principals are all solid, with both Basinger and Bridges turning in some of their best work.
July 30, 2004
One of those movies that screws up the small details while tapping into the larger issues.
July 29, 2004
While the story trips over all the symbolism and takes a glib turn, it is rarely sentimental.
July 29, 2004
An excellent rendering of the first third of 'A Widow for One Year,' and one of the best John Irving adaptations to date thanks to the Oscar (R)-worthy Bridges and Basinger.
July 29, 2004
July 25, 2004
July 23, 2004
A careful study of grief and love, remaining incredibly true to parts of Irving's novel while leaving most of it untouched.
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