Sliding Doors

PhotobucketPhotobucketRomantic fantasy presents two alternate realities which hinge on whether or not a woman catches a London train. Unfortunately, neither storyline is particularly engaging. Very intriguing idea ultimately deteriorates into a dull melodramatic soap opera. Gwyneth Paltrow’s performance as the woman who’s life branches in two directions, is compelling, but Jeanne Tripplehorn as the “other woman” gives a distractingly bad performance. Bouncy pop soundtrack is a plus.

3 Responses to “Sliding Doors”

  1. Watched this the other day. Ugh. Tripplehorn is awful, yes but the whole film is so dreary and blah.

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    • I remember the soundtrack helped me get through this. According to Wikipedia, it was a 1998 TV commercial for Sliding Doors that featured the song “Thank You” by Dido that inspired rapper Eminem to incorporate the song into “Stan”.

      “Thank You” became a hit years later in 2001.

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      • Oh really? I remember both those songs. That’s very interesting. The idea for this movie is really very cool but poorly executed.

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