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Sliding Doors

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British actor Peter Howitt wrote and directed this British romantic comedy-drama with a "road not taken" premise recalling the 1921 play If by Lord Dunsany (1878-1957), Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946), and O.Henry's short story Roads of Destiny (1909). Howitt's storyline branches in two directions: Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow) loses her job at a classy London PR firm, has a run-in with a purse-snatcher, and finds her boyfriend Gerry (John Lynch) in bed with his former girlfriend Lydia (Jeanne Tripplehorn). But what if it were one of those days when everything goes right? As the sliding doors close while she stands on a subway platform in the London underground, Helen ponders the events in her alternate reality. The plot of Lord Dunsany's If also hinges on a future determined by catching or missing a train. Sliding Doors was shown at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.


Christopher Villiers
Douglas Mcferran
Evelyn Duah
Gwyneth Paltrow
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Joanna Roth
John Hannah
John Lynch
Kevin Mcnally
Linda Broughton
Neil Stuke
Nina Young
Paul Brightwell
Paul Stacey
Peter Howitt
Pip Miller
Virginia Mckenna
Zara Turner



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