The Door in the Floor
The Door in the Floor (2004)

Set in the beach community of East Hampton, New York, one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's books author Ted Cole and his beautiful wife Marion is chronicled. Their once-great marriage has been strained by tragedy. The… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 23, 2004
DVD Release Date: December 14, 2004
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though uneven in tone, this is one of the better adaptations of John Irving's novels, with Jeff Bridges giving one of his best performances.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

One of the best Irving adaptations, a movie with a sad soul and something to say about that state in us all.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

Not one enigmatic person in The Door in the Floor asks to be liked, but you like them anyway.

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Cole Smithey

Complex, candid, and satisfying "The Door In The Floor" beckons back to the socially provocative American films of the late '60s and early '70s. It is an adult drama with characters you sympathize with in spite of their immoral behavior.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Since when are dullness and realism synonymous?

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

I can't say I minded the movie too much, but I can't say it ever grabbed me, which is how I feel about every other movie adapted from an Irving novel.

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Williams (...) toma decisiones extrañas que no hacen crecer la película en términos dramáticos.

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David Denby
New Yorker

A fundamentally depressing piece of work -- not because it deals with tragic events and memories but because the characters seem hapless and even stupid, and the writer-director can't, or won't, take control.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

More than once during the movie, you'll find yourself thinking 'Who are these people, and why am I sitting here watching them?'

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

A direção de Tod Williams, além de abrir espaço importante para a força das atuações do elenco, destaca-se por não ter medo do silêncio.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
William Dunmyer
What an injustice that "The Door in the Floor" has been seen by so few. It has its flaws, but it also has magnificence. It's a must-see DVD for… More
Julie B
They do a great job of capturing the quirky, somber, earthy mood of the chunk of the book they adapted. Something missing that I can't put my finger on,… More
Jim Hunter
A philandering childrens book writer and his depressive wife invite a young writer into their home as they're still coping with the traumatic deaths of… More
Jens S.
After the great reviews this got when it was released I was slightly disappointed. While the acting performances were really good, with Jeff Bridges standing… More
Leigh Ryan
Poor Ruth. :(
Nate Zoebl
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