• Sliding Doors (1998)

Sliding Doors

Release Date: April 24th, 1998

DVD Release Date: December 1st, 1998

PG-13 |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

When Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow), a London ad executive, is fired from her job and rushes out to catch a train, two scenarios take place. In one, she gets on the train and comes home to find her boyfriend, Gerry (John Lynch), in bed with another woman. In the second, she misses the train and arrives after the woman has left. In the first scenario, Helen dumps Gerry, finds a new man and gradually improves her life. In the second, she becomes suspicious of Gerry's fidelity and grows miserable.

Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Zara Turner, Douglas McFerran, Paul Brightwell, Nina Young

Director: Peter Howitt

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Mirage Enterprises, Miramax Films

Keywords: London, Playful, Best friend, 1990s, Witty, Emotional, Office, Love, Love triangle, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    One of its most obvious strengths is that it can satisfy many different types of audiences -- those who demand something substantial from their motion pictures, and those who could care less. show more

  • 63
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Ultimately, Sliding Doors becomes a victim of its own cleverness, shutting down all that early promise. show more

  • 63
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    You're hooked enough to keep watching, even if the characterizations veer toward the two-dimensional. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)