Sliding Doors (1998)

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Critic Consensus: Despite the gimmicky feel of the split narratives, the movie is watch-able due to the winning performances by the cast.

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A cleverly conceived romantic comedy that follows a London woman on two hypothetical paths, one where she gets home early and catches her boyfriend in bed with another woman, the other where she doesn't.
Rating:
PG-13 (For some sexuality and language)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
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Runtime:
Studio:
Miramax

Cast

John Hannah
as James
Nina Young
as Claudia
Virginia McKenna
as James' Mother
John Lynch
as Gerry
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Critic Reviews for Sliding Doors

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (11)

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Full Review… | October 17, 2008
Variety
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Full Review… | August 28, 2002
Los Angeles Times
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It's not so much the tale itself as the slippery interplay between characters that makes Sliding Doors enjoyable.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
Salon.com
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Ultimately, Sliding Doors becomes a victim of its own cleverness, shutting down all that early promise.

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Audience Reviews for Sliding Doors

John Hannah is whimsical and perfect, and the character of Helen is ballsy and relatable; however, Gwyneth's faux British accent is a bit grating on the nerves. Very sweet and affecting Butterfly Effect parallel universes with subtle overlaps and similarities in each. Much like "(500) Days of Summer," which got the jump on my "Annie Hall"-esque anti-romance play in 2008, Super Reviewer and writing partner Jim Hunter, and I are co-writing a play about small events changing lives SANS the element of destiny. The two universes won't end in the same pre-packaged Hollywood happy ending.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

½

Gwyneth is absolutely charming. She absolutely makes or breaks this film. Without her, or with any other actress in her place, it would have faltered. The premise is kind of sophomoric but boy does Gwynie act her brains out.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

A cute little movie. I was interested to see how Lynch was going to do this but he did an excellent job. Thank God he made her 'look' totally different otherwise it would have been hard to follow. Cunning how he killed off the Helen we wanted to survive but then pulled it round at the end to have a happy ending where we presume she will still fall in love with James. Great performances.

Sophie Burgess
Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

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