The Door in the Floor (2004)

Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East Hampton, New York and chronicles one pivotal summer in the lives of famous children's book author Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges) and his beautiful wife Marion (Kim Basinger). Their once-great marriage has been strained by tragedy. Her resulting despondency and his subsequent infidelities have prevented the couple from confronting a much-needed change in their relationship. Eddie O'Hare, the young man Ted hires to work as his summer assistant, is the couple's unwitting yet willing pawn - and, ultimately, the catalyst in the transformation of their lives.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 67% / Audience 65%

Rated R,  1 hr 51 mins

GENRES
Drama
DIRECTION
Tod Williams
CAST
Jeff Bridges  •  Kim Basinger  •  Elle Fanning  •  Jon Foster

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Jeff Bridges Ted Cole
Kim Basinger Marion Cole
Elle Fanning Ruth Cole
Jon Foster Eddie O'Hare
Larry Pine Intervistatore
John Rothman Minty O'Hare
Harvey Loomis Dr. Loomis
Bijou Phillips Alice
Mimi Rogers Evelyn Vaughn
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Louis Arcella Eduardo Gomez
Robert LuPone Mendelssohn