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The Door in the Floor (2004)

Jeff Bridges , Kim Basinger , Tod Williams  |  R |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Mimi Rogers, Bijou Phillips
  • Directors: Tod Williams
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Focus Features
  • DVD Release Date: December 14, 2004
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JMU1
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,998 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Door in the Floor" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Frame on the Wall: The Making of The Door in the Floor
  • Novel to Screen: John Irving
  • Anatomy of a Scene
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Tod Williams, Director of Photography Terry Stacey, Editor Alfonso Goncalves, Composer Marcelo Zarvos and Costume Designer Eric Daman

  • Editorial Reviews

    Product Description

    Four-time Academy Award nominee Jeff Bridges and Academy Award winner Kim Basinger give stellar performances in this critically acclaimed film, adapted from the #1 best-selling novel, A Widow for One Year, by Academy Award winner John Irving. The Door in the Floor chronicles one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's book author Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges) and his beautiful wife, Marion (Kim Basinger). It is a provocative story about one couple's emotional journey into a world of daring sensuality and stunning honesty.

    Additional Features

    Writer-director Tod Williams (who everyone calls "Kip") brings in his production team for the commentary track focusing on the making of the film and the tricks of the trade. There is no blow-by-blow of the differences between John Irving's novel and the film (based on the first third of his novel), but the author talks for 15 minutes in another extra and certainly gives Williams his stamp of approval. The 30-minute making-of segment can be the poster-child for DVD featurettes: the main players talk, the information is not the same from the commentary track, plus it's interesting and feels pretty complete. --Doug Thomas

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    78 of 88 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars The first third of John Irving's "A Widow for One Year" December 20, 2004
    John Irving's "A Prayer for Owen Meany" is my favorite contemporary novel, and it was clear when I read the book that it would never be made into a movie because the title character could never survive the transition. Indeed, all writer-director Mark Steven Johnson could do was be inspired to turn the first chapter of the novel into the film "Simon Birch." Irving himself did the screenplay for "The Cider Holes Rules" and had to condense and restructure the story to come up with a movie version. Even "The World According to Garp," which captures the high points of the comic novel, leaves out so much of the depth and detail. Of course, this is true of any adaptation of a novel. Things are always added and subtracted, changed and replaced, with any novel, but it seems that with Irving's novels filmmakers are painfully aware of the difficulties.

    Such was the case with "A Widow for One Year," and writer-director Tod Williams gives himself a fighting chance by restricting himself to the first third of the novel in "The Door in the Floor." In doing so he at least creates a new market for the novel, since there is most of the story of these four people to be told. The situation is that Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges), who writes and illustrates stories for children, decides to hire an assistant for the summer, and hires a 16-year-old Exeter student, Eddie O'Hare (Jon Foster), who wants to be a writer when he grows up. The Cole family consists of wife Marion (Kim Basinger), their four-year-old daughter, Ruth (Elle Fanning), and the dozens of photographs on the wall of Tom and Tim, the two sons who died when they were teenagers.

    Eddie does not know that he has walked into on going tragedy until it is way too late.
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    33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The best film of the summer!!! August 5, 2004
    The Door in the Floor is a fantastic film; an engaging, engrossing, and touching change of pace from the utter garbage that has been released this summer. This is a true adult film if there ever was one, full of wonderful, complicated, and real characters going through true everyday emotions that anyone can relate to.

    Alternately tragic and comic, the film is an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest moments. Adapted from the first half of John Irving's best-selling novel 'A Widow for One Year,' the film is set in the privileged beach community of East Hampton, New York and chronicles one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's book author Ted Cole (an Oscar-worthy performance by Jeff Bridges) and his beautiful wife Marion (Kim Basinger reminding us once again why she IS an Oscar-nominated actress). The couple's once-wonderful marriage has been strained by a family tragedy and neither one is or will ever be the same again.

    Marion's resulting depression and Ted's subsequent infidelities have prevented the couple from facing a much-needed change in their relationship. They aren't divorced but they don't like together anymore either, taking turns staying in the house to care for their daughter (played by the adorable Elle Fanning, Dakota's sister). Then, Ted hires Eddie O'Hare, a 16 year old who wants to be a writer, to work as his summer assistant, changing the couple's lives forever. The boy becomes the couple's unwitting yet willing pawn - and, ultimately, becomes the catalyst in the transformation of their lives.

    The Door in the Floor is a film of deep, devastating power - a film where you, as an audience member, actually share space with its two main characters.
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    36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars outstanding domestic drama September 22, 2004
    THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR is a reimagining of part of John Irving's book, A WIDOW FOR ONE YEAR. Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges), a monumentally self-absorbed children's book author, hires a teen age boy named Eddie (Jon Foster) as an assistant for a summer on Long Island. Quite a bit of the book is a coming-of-age story of Eddie's affair with Ted's wife Marion (the excellent Kim Basinger), who is racked with grief over the death of the couple's twin boys. The young daughter Ruth (Elle Fanning) was conceived to "replace" the boys, but Marion cannot emotionally attach to her daughter.

    Jeff Bridges, in a monumental performance, takes center stage in the film. Ted orchestrates the summer in order to try to assuage Marion's grief while indulging his appetites in an affair with Mrs Vaughn (Mimi Rogers), a lonely neighbor. Things don't go as planned, and while it while i could describe the turns of the plot at length, suffice it to say that this is a film for adults, about love, loss, parenthood, the male ego, and so much more. Bridges and Basinger both do Oscar caliber work and the final image is indelibly haunting. One of the year's best.....

    Also with Bijou Phillips and Donna Murphy....
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Where monsters dwell January 5, 2005
    The Door In the Floor reminds us that children's stories are really pretty frightening. (Have you read the brothers Grimm recently?) Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges) writes such stories, among them one called The Door In the Floor, in which very bad things live beneath the titular door. Ted and his estranged wife, Marion (Kim Basinger), also live in a very bad place: a world bereft of their two sons, Thomas and Timothy, now dead for some years. How they cope, or fail to cope, with their loss is the subject of the film.

    As Ted, Bridges gives as masterful a performance as I've seen in some years. He manages to make a manipulative philanderer into a sympathetic character. Without his magic, the tragedy of Ted's situation would be impossible to believe. If this isn't an award-worthy performance, I haven't seen one: its breadth is amazing, and it is apparantly effortless. Basinger invests Marion with a benumbed grief that is painful to witness. This performance makes her Oscar winning turn in LA Confidential seem almost facile by comparison. As Eddie O'Hare, the young pawn whom Ted brings into the game against his wife, Jon Foster is the weakest link in the trio. He has the requisite innocence, but not the much-needed sensitivity. He is simply too wooden. Elle Fanning is wonderful as the child the Coles had, hoping to replace their dead boys; Mimi Rogers is dead-on as one of Ted's conquests--one who turns on him in a welcome bit of comic relief.

    If you are sensitive to such things, the movie deserves its R rating. There is male nudity, from the rear, and full frontal female nudity. The language is about what one would expect from an R rated movie.

    The Door In the Floor is truly memorable for for two big reasons.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars a must see movie
    I had not seen this movie before, pretty shocking, but terrific acting and a great story. I saw it on tv so I got my own copy!
    Published 8 months ago by Benjamin S. Berry
    5.0 out of 5 stars Jeff Bridges and Kim Bassinger are spot on
    I have read the reviews and everyone misses why Kim Basinger is giving sex to the intern. She is trying to do justice to her dead teen aged sons. Read more
    Published 10 months ago by marriagecoach1
    5.0 out of 5 stars The Door in the Floor, low-key art film, not great, but great nude...
    Great full-frontal nude scene from the anatomically-gifted, well-endowed, busty, bosomy large-breasted Mimi Rogers posing for artist Jeff Bridges is worth the price of viewing... Read more
    Published 11 months ago by TCM
    5.0 out of 5 stars Worthy.
    I read the book WIDOW FOR A YEAR where this is from therefore I was curious to see how precise it wold be to the book and I must say it is a good movie and even if you haven't read... Read more
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