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The Door in the Floor

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Original title
The Door in the Floor
Running time
111 min.
United States United States
Tod Williams (Novel: John Irving)
Marcelo Zarvos
Terry Stacey
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Focus Features
Drama. Romance | Family Relationships. Romantic Drama. Comedy-Drama
Movie Groups
John Irving Adaptations
Official Site
Synopsis / Plot
The most dangerous secrets are the ones we're afraid to tell ourselves. An adaptation of John Irving's novel "A Widow for One Year". "The Door in the Floor" explores the complexities of love in its brightest most mysterious, and darkest corners. Set in the beach community of East Hampton, New York, the film chronicles one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's books author Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges) and his beautiful wife Marion (Kim Basinger). Their once-great marriage has been strained by tragedy. The Coles lovingly parent their surviving child, bright 4-years-old Ruth (Elle Fanning), who takes everything in stride as perhaps only a child can. But Marion's equation of love with loss, coupled with Ted's infidelities, points towards a much-needed change in the relationship. That may come in the form of Eddie O'Hare (Jon Foster), the young man Ted hires to work as his summer assistant - and, Ted hopes, the catalyst to invigorate the Cole's bond of marriage.
2004: San Sebastián Film Festival: Nominated for Golden Seashell
2004: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Actor (Bridges) & Best Screenplay
2004: National Board of Review: Special Recognition
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