Sliding Doors (1998)

Directed by
Peter Howitt

Peter Howitt's romcom stars Gwyneth Paltrow as Helen Quilley, a PR executive fired from her job who consequently arrives home early, to find her partner Gerry in bed with Lydia. But in an alternative storyline, where she misses the train that delivered her to that nightmare scenario, she would have arrived home after Lydia had gone.

As the film flits between the two plotlines, demonstrating the impact an apparently trivial incident can have on lives, professional success and the charming James Hammerton come into her life in the first, while in the second, her relationship with Gerry drags on, along with dead-end jobs. Eventually, her life reaches a crucial point, but which storyline prevails?

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 1998

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow...Helen Quilley
Image for John HannahJohn Hannah...James Hammerton
Image for John LynchJohn Lynch...Gerry
Image for Jeanne TripplehornJeanne Tripplehorn...Lydia
Zara Turner...Anna
Douglas McFerran...Russell
Paul Brightwell...Clive
Nina Young...Claudia
Image for Virginia McKennaVirginia McKenna...James's Mother
Image for Kevin McNallyKevin McNally...Paul
Terry English...Kind Cabbie
Paul Stacey...Man on Tube
Peter Howitt...Cheeky Bloke
Joanna Roth...Suspicious Girl
Neil Stuke...Defensive Bloke