The Devil Wears Prada
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The Door in the Floor (2004)
USA / English
"The most dangerous secrets are the ones we're afraid to tell ourselves. "
A writer's young assistant becomes both pawn and catalyst in his boss' disintegrating household.
Elle Fanning Ruth Cole
Jeff Bridges Ted Cole
Kim Basinger Marion Cole
Jon Foster Eddie O'Hare
Larry Pine Interviewer
John Rothman Minty O'Hare
Harvey Loomis Dr. Loomis
Bijou Phillips Alice
Mimi Rogers Evelyn Vaughn
Mike S. Ryan Reception Fan
Libby Langdon Woman at Reception
Louis Arcella Eduardo Gomez
Robert LuPone Mendelssohn
Rachel Style Bookstore Assistant
Amanda Posner Frame Shop Clerk
Director: Tod Williams
Producer: Anne Carey,Michael Corrente,Ted Hope
Writer: John Irving,Tod Williams
A Wrenching Tragedy Shatters A Happy Marriage
This well-acted tragedy pulls us through an exploration of the complexities of love in both the darkest and brightest corridors. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel, `A Widow For One Year', the film carefully weaves its way through the painful and tragic aftermath of a deadly accident, alternating between comedy and disaster.

The setting is in the privileged beach community of East Hampton on Long Island, New York where our hero, a children's book author, Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges) resides with his beautiful wife Marion (Kim Bassinger). Once upon a time, they had a happy marriage until the bliss was shattered by the accidental death of their two sons. The aftermath resulted in a general despondency and bizarre infidelities that did little to assuage the pain and dysfunction of their deteriorating relationship. The remnants of a once great love are hinted at in almost every scene, although alas are clouded over by their inability to regroup to face the future and put away the past.

Eddie O'Hare, (Jon Foster) the college junior Ted hired to work as his summer assistant and protégé, becomes the couple's unwitting, yet willing pawn, who ultimately evolves into the catalyst in the transformation of their bitter lives. Ted's recent children's book, `The Door In The Floor' in due course becomes the surviving metaphor for transforming their lives.

The evolving story seems to beg for something really horrific to happen, yet offers a kind of relief when this fear is unrealized. One senses that if this couple had only handled their loss differently, a far better result would have followed. It is also a poignant tale of a young boy's rite of passage becoming a man and another man sinking into an emotional immaturity and then hopefully climbing back out.

Directed and written by Tod Williams, this tale is quite apart from the usual Hollywood drivel that may leave you mired in an introspective quandary for quite some time.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 4
Imdb rating: 6.8
Musician: Marcelo Zarvos
Running time: 111 min
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3