Sliding Doors (1998)

Sliding-Doors-1998-poster“Gerry, I’m a woman! We don’t say what we WANT! But we reserve the right to get pissed off if we don’t get it. That’s what makes us so fascinating! And not a little bit scary. ” – Lydia

Number of Times Seen – 2 (Video in the 90’s and 13 Jun 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A woman’s life is shown taking two different paths based on a seemingly small inconsequential decision.

My Take on it – This is a movie that I hadn’t seen in years and have actually been waiting a few months to watch when me and the wife could find time to sit and watch it together.

I have always loved the premise used here because it basically discusses the fact that any decision we make in life, no matter how inconsequential it may seem to us at the time can have some kind of butterfly effect on the path our lives take from that point onward.

To show us two distinct futures is such a brilliant idea because each future has similarities between them but are still very different based solely on the decision of a person going right instead of straight ahead.

John Hannah and Gwenyth Paltrow have great chemistry together and they seemed believable together despite Paltrow’s annoying British accent which took a while to get used to.

Loved how it shows how important each decision can be in life despite never knowing the true outcome of each choice.

Have always enjoyed the pseudo-weird band Aqua from the late 90’s and I’ll always remember the song they sung for this film Turn Back Time. Check out the video here:

Thankfully, both my wife and I really enjoyed rewatching this movie together and I’m glad we waited to watch it together.

Bottom Line – Love the premise because it leaves so many possibilities.  Paltrow and Hannah are great here except her Brit accent was a bit annoying.  Shows how important each decision is in life and unfortunately, we never will know which one will be the better (or right) choice at the time.  Great theme song by Aqua! Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – John Hannah is partly responsible for the film getting made after the funding collapsed. He coincidentally happened to be in a meeting with Hollywood hotshot Sydney Pollack and casually mentioned this great screenplay he was hoping to make. Pollack was sufficiently interested to read the script and immediately sorted out the funding.  (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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