• The Door in the Floor (2004)

The Door in the Floor

Release Date: July 14th, 2004

DVD Release Date: December 14th, 2004

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

The lives of Ted (Jeff Bridges) and Marion Cole (Kim Basinger) are thrown into disarray when their two adolescent sons die in a car wreck. Marion withdraws from Ted and Ruth (Elle Fanning), the couple's daughter. Ted, a well-known writer, hires as his assistant a student named Eddie (Jon Foster), who looks oddly similar to one of the Coles' dead sons. The couple separate, and Marion begins an affair with Eddie, while Ted has a dalliance with his neighbor Evelyn (Mimi Rogers).

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Mimi Rogers, Elle Fanning, Bijou Phillips, Louis Arcella, LeAnna Croom

Director: Tod Williams

Genres: Drama

Production Co: This Is That Productions, Good Machine, Revere Pictures, Focus Features

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Wife , Rivalry , 2000s , Temptation , Husband , Daughter , Forbidden love , Fall , Moving

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    One of those rare and complex dramas that you can enter, not simply watch.

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A handsome-looking movie that's full of the muted greens, browns and grays of the tony Hamptons, director Williams' tale never quite finds its footing. show more

  • 90
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    The production is graced by bold performances, lyrical visuals and, most notably, Irving's own words, which have made the transition quite intact thanks to a faithful but still filmic adaptation by writer-director Tod Williams. show more

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