The Door in the Floor Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for The Door in the Floor the Movie

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This compelling feature gets an extra half-bone for Jeff Bridges' standout performance. He's dissolute but celebrated children's author/illustrator Ted Cole (the title refers to one of his books), who is spending the summer of 1958 in a Hamptons beach house with his inconsolable wife Marion (Basinger) and their precocious four-year-old daughter, Ruth (Fanning). Marion has not recovered from the car crash that killed the couple's two teenaged sons. Ted decides on a trial separation, which means he can continue an affair with wealthy Evelyn (Rogers), and he hires 16-year-old Eddie (Foster) to keep an eye on Marion. Eddie does more than that when he develops an obsession for the lonely woman who begins a sexual relationship with him. Adapted from the first section of John Irving's 1998 novel "A Widow of One Year."


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Available on DVD
Running time 111 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Books to Film: John Irving, Adultery, Tragedy, Writers, Marriage, Period Piece: 1950s
Tod Williams
Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Mimi Rogers, Elle Fanning, Bijou Philips, Louis Arcella
Terry Stacey
Tod Williams
Marcelo Zarvos
Tod A. Maitland, Beth Amy Rosenblatt, Affonso Goncalves, Nicholas Lundy, Eric Daman, Therese DePrez
Ted Hope, Michael Corrente, Anne Carey, This Is That, Revere Pictures, Focus Features

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