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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Jeff Bridges
Kim Basinger
Jon Foster
Directors
Tod Williams
Screenwriters
Running Time
111 minutes

The Door In The Floor
Compelling and thoughtful adaptation of the first half of John Irving's Widow For One Year.


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Plot
Eccentric children's writer Ted Cole (Bridges) and his wife Marion (Basinger) have been ripped apart by the deaths of their two sons. When aspiring author Eddie O'Hare (Foster) is employed as Ted's assistant one summer, he becomes their reluctant go-between.


Verdict
If you're in the mood, though, this better-than-the-book adaptation casts quite a spell.


Reviewed by Dorian Lynskey

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