News: Adblock will interfere with your experience. Kindly consider disabling your adblock on our domain. (Alt:
The Door in the Floor Movie Poster Edit Movie Watch Trailer Add to Playlist Click to Watch

The Door in the Floor

Drama . Comedy

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.

Actors: Jeff Bridges , Kim Basinger , Elle Fanning , Jon Foster
Directors: Tod Williams
Country: USA
Release: 2004-08-06
More Info:
  • Dana Stevens

    Surely the best movie yet made from Mr. Irving's fiction. It may even belong in the rarefied company of movies that are better than the books on which they are based.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Michael Rechtshaffen

    The production is graced by bold performances, lyrical visuals and, most notably, Irving's own words, which have made the transition quite intact thanks to a faithful but still filmic adaptation by writer-director Tod Williams.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Manohla Dargis

    Bridges turns a two-dimensional image into a presence so vital, so filled with breath and blood, that you uneasily fall in love with his character and abandon all thought of the artifice that's brought it to life.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • David Rooney

    A thoughtful, melancholy story of love, loss, pain, betrayal and the lingering after-effects of tragedy, The Door in the Floor is an intelligent, impeccably acted, unsentimental drama.

    Variety Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    You can't shut the door on this spellbinder. It gets into your head.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Ty Burr

    A stunningly well-acted drama for grown-ups.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Owen Gleiberman

    Everything in the movie -- family demons, May-December sex, the lessons of writing -- ties together with pinpoint precision. That's a pleasure, to be sure, and a limitation, too.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Melissa Levine

    A surprisingly good film, not quite original but smart, careful and steadfast in its dedication to its characters.

    Dallas Observer Full Review
  • David Ansen

    This hothouse tale of grief, sex and betrayal is told with a cool detachment that renders it commendably unsentimental--and slightly remote.

    Newsweek Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    Williams handles the main line of the story, the war between Ted and Marion, clearly and strongly; you may not always hurt the one you love, but you certainly know how to.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • David Sterritt

    Bridges is fun to watch, Fanning emerges as Hollywood's best 6-year-old actress, and Rogers's talents are wasted. A likable drama within its limitations.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Mike Clark

    Jeff Bridges has enough demons in The Door in the Floor to jam a crowd scene, but the actor's sheer likability remains undiminished.

    USA Today Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    Well-made, and it held my attention throughout, but this is one of those motion pictures where it's easier to admire than like the final result.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Glenn Kenny

    There are more than a couple of moments in this film, adapted by writer-director Tod Williams from a big swatch of Irving’s multigenerational quilt "A Widow for One Year," that get Irving’s sense of grotesque tragedy and tragic grotesquerie just right

    Premiere Full Review
  • William Arnold

    It works as a fascinating and often very funny character study/satire of a famous author, though it loses interest the harder it tries to be profound and falls apart completely toward the end.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Ella Taylor

    The film’s beauty is that, like any good novel, it refuses to sew up its meanings for the audience.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Keith Phipps

    Bridges turns in another remarkable performance, and he's well-matched by Foster.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Ed Park

    Eliminates much of its source's plot, focusing on the book's first third. The result is a crisply shot chamber piece for husband, wife, and boy.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    Bridges has evolved into a miraculous actor: one who signals wildness through the intensity of his containment.

    Slate Full Review
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum

    By the end the story is more satisfying than you might expect.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Kimberley Jones

    To do no disservice to the impressive work of Bridges' co-stars, anytime his ragged writer, in flowing caftans and floppy hats, is on screen, it's impossible to take in anything else, so commanding is his presence.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Jack Mathews

    That Williams occasionally comes close to the author's layered spirit is a tribute to his passion. But the film fails on a number of levels. First, it is what it is: the prologue to a story that covers four(!) decades.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Steven Rea

    A handsome-looking movie that's full of the muted greens, browns and grays of the tony Hamptons, director Williams' tale never quite finds its footing.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Chris Kaltenbach

    When it sticks to the subject, the movie is sad and affecting.

    Baltimore Sun Full Review
  • Ken Fox

    Getting Irving's characteristic blend of quirky comedy and sorrow just right on screen has always been tricky, and writer-director Tod Williams' best efforts aren't enough to make the mix gel.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Dorian Lynskey

    This better-than-the-book adaptation casts quite a spell.

    Empire Full Review
  • Charles Taylor

    It's nearly impossible to tell whether Williams thought he was making a family tragedy or a sex farce. Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    This is a carefully conceived, thoughtfully orchestrated effort in taste and restraint that ultimately is too restrained and tasteful.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Desson Thomson

    Bridges can't be a whole movie. But he's the main reason to watch.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Karen Karbo

    By turns absorbing, unsettling and, for lack of a better word, icky.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Mark Caro

    The Door in the Floor feels more about a situation than actual people. It's sensitively rendered, filled with those necessary evocative details, and it never rings true.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Lou Lumenick

    Rogers gives a brave performance, but there isn't much chemistry between Bridges and Basinger, who were teamed to better effect in 1987's "Nadine."

    New York Post Full Review
  • Rick Groen

    Single-handedly, Bridges gives the film what it otherwise lacks -- energy and emotion invested in this damaged man, naked beneath his ballooning caftan, at once sadly ridiculous and ridiculously sad.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Peter Rainer

    Bridges redeems the clichéd role of spoiled artist-sot. He's flamboyantly entertaining, which is more than this otherwise dreary movie deserves.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • David Denby

    For all its handsomeness and its occasional moments of piercing intelligence, it's 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.

    The New Yorker Full Review
  • Rene Rodriguez

    Despite the actors' admirable efforts, everyone in The Door in the Floor is too affected, too fancifully written, to come off as anything other than conceits.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    Showcasing three individuals whose spiritual and physical journeys are both repellent and mundane, the film is just a long and pointless slog.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Joe Morgenstern

    One of those rare and complex dramas that you can enter, not simply watch.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
Add Soundtrack

Best Websites 2017, Best Websites To Find Apartments, Best Websites To Watch Anime, Best Websites To Find Jobs, Best Websites 2016, Best Websites For Free Movies, Best Websites For Photographers, Best Websites For Used Cars, Best Websites For Cheap Flights, Best Websites For Dresses, Best Websites Awards, Best Websites A Programmer Should Visit, Best Websites About Books, Best Websites About Movies, Best Websites About Money, Best Websites About Design, Best Websites Aasl, Best Websites About Music, Best Websites About Food, Best Websites Airfare, Best Websites Builder, Best Websites Bored, Best Websites By Design, Best Websites Built With Squarespace, Best Websites Buzzfeed, Best Websites By Category, Best Websites Booking Flights, Best Websites Buy Used Cars, Best Websites Built With WordPress, Best Websites Besides Reddit, Best Websites Created With WordPress, Best Websites Cheap Flights, Best Websites Created With Wix, Best Websites Creators, Best Websites Cheap Hotels, Best Websites Corporate, Best Websites Cheap Perfume, Best Websites Cheap Clothes, Best Websites Commercial Real Estate, Best Websites Colors, Best Websites Design, Best Websites Design 2017, Best Websites Design 2016, Best Websites Design Awards, Best Websites Designed With Squarespace, Best Websites Data Visualization, Best Websites Design In The World, Best Websites Design Templates, Best Websites Developers, Best Websites Download Music, Best Websites Ever, Best Websites Ever Made, Best Websites Examples, Best Websites Education, Best Websites Ecommerce, Best Websites Ever Created, Best Websites Everyone Should Know, Best Websites Earn Money Online, Best Websites Educational Articles, Best Websites Entertainment, Best Websites For Free Movies, Best Websites For Photographers, Best Websites For Used Cars, Best Websites For Cheap Flights, Best Websites For Dresses, Best Websites For Teachers, Best Websites For Hotels, Best Websites For Kids, Best Websites For Men, Best Websites For Artists, Best Websites Games, Best Websites Gta 5, Best Websites Graphic Design, Best Websites Gallery, Best Websites Github, Best Websites Globally, Best Websites Games Online, Best Websites Games Download Free, Best Websites Gifts, Best Websites Graphic Design Portfolio, Best Websites Hotels, Best Websites Homes For Sale, Best Websites Hubspot, Best Websites Html5, Best Websites Hosting, Best Websites Hotel Deals, Best Websites House Hunting, Best Websites Hr Professionals, Best Websites Home Page, Best Websites Html, Best Websites In The World, Best Websites In 2017, Best Websites If You’re Bored, Best Websites Ideas, Best Websites In Gta 5, Best Websites International Flights, Best Websites In 2016, Best Websites Internet, Best Websites In Spanish, Best Websites In America, Best Websites Job Search, Best Websites Jewelry, Best Websites Javascript, Best Websites Joomla, Best Websites Jquery, Best Websites Jordan Shoes, Best Websites Jobs Uk, Best Websites Japan, Best Websites Jewellery, Best Websites Java, Best Websites Korean Drama, Best Websites Kenya, Best Websites Knowledge, Best Websites Kill Time, Best Websites Kindergarten, Best Knitting Websites, Best Karaoke Websites Free, Best Knife Websites, Best Kitchen Websites, Best Karaoke Websites, Best Websites Like Airbnb, Best Websites Like Ebay, Best Websites List, Best Websites Like Buzzfeed, Best Websites Like Solarmovie, Best Websites Like Youtube, Best Websites Like Wish, Best Websites Layouts, Best Websites Like G2a, Best Websites Learning Programming, Best Websites Made With Squarespace, Best Websites Made With WordPress, Best Websites Made With Wix, Best Websites Movies Online, Best Websites Made, Best Websites Made With Weebly, Best Websites Made With Google Sites, Best Websites Made With Bootstrap, Best Websites Movies, Best Websites Makers, Best Websites News, Best Websites Names, Best Websites No One Knows About Reddit, Best Websites No One Knows About, Best Websites Non Profit Organizations, Best Websites Navigation, Best Websites Nyc Apartment Rental, Best Websites Nz, Best Websites Names List, Best Websites Of 2017, Best Websites On The Internet, Best Websites Of 2016, Best Websites On Tor, Best Websites On The Internet 2017, Best Websites On The Dark Web, Best Websites On Gta 5, Best Websites Of The 90s, Best Websites Of The Year, Best Websites Of 2015, Best Websites Platforms, Best Websites Productivity, Best Websites Photography, Best Websites Personal Finance, Best Websites Portfolio, Best Websites Personal, Best Websites Parallax, Best Websites Pages, Best Websites Professional Services, Best Websites Programmer Should Visit, Best Websites Quora, Best Websites Quotes, Best Websites Qualities, Best Quiz Websites, Best Quilting Websites, Best Quote Websites Ever, Best Quizzing Websites, Best Quran Websites, Best Quirky Websites, Best Qtp Websites, Best Websites Reddit, Best Websites Rental Homes, Best Websites Real Estate, Best Websites Ranking, Best Websites Restaurants, Best Websites Right Now, Best Websites Retail, Best Websites Responsive, Best Websites Review, Best Websites Ruby On Rails, Best Websites Squarespace, Best Websites Streaming Movies, Best Websites Shopping Online, Best Websites Services, Best Websites Sell Clothes, Best Websites Sports, Best Websites Streaming, Best Websites Samples, Best Websites South Africa, Best Websites Small Business, Best Websites To Find Apartments, Best Websites To Watch Anime, Best Websites To Find Jobs, Best Websites To Book Flights, Best Websites To Book Hotels, Best Websites To Stream Movies, Best Websites To Learn Coding, Best Websites To Watch Tv Shows For Free, Best Websites To Buy Shoes, Best Websites To Buy Used Cars, Best Websites Used Cars, Best Websites Ux, Best Websites Using WordPress, Best Websites Using Video, Best Websites Using Wix, Best Websites Ui, Best Websites User Experience, Best Websites Using Squarespace, Best Websites Using Divi Theme, Best Websites Using Shopify, Best Websites Visually, Best Websites Vacation Packages, Best Websites Video Background, Best Websites Video Download, Best Websites Video, Best Websites Vocabulary Building, Best Websites Vacation Rentals, Best Websites Visit Daily, Best Websites Vacation Deals, Best Websites Visit, Best Websites When Bored, Best Websites When Bored At Work, Best Websites With Video, Best Websites When High, Best Websites When You Are Bored, Best Websites With Games, Best Websites With Animation, Best Websites With Social Media Integration, Best Websites With Video Backgrounds, Best Websites With Blogs, Best Websites You Don’t Know About, Best Websites Youtube, Best Websites You’ve Never Heard Of, Best Websites You Must See, Best Websites You Haven’t Heard Of, Best Websites Yahoo Answers, Best Websites Yoga, Best Websites Young Entrepreneurs, Best Yoga Websites 2015, Best Yarn Websites, Best Zoo Websites, Best Zen Websites, Best Zenfolio Websites, Best Zodiac Websites, Best Zoology Websites, Best Zombie Websites, Best Zimbabwean Websites, Best Zumba Websites, Best Zentangle Websites, Best Zine Websites

  • beach

  • infidelity

  • book

  • assistant

  • innocence

  • independent film

  • author

  • writer

  • summer

  • female removes her clothes

  • black panties

  • female pubic hair

  • female full frontal nudity

  • bra and panties

  • unfaithfulness

  • rear entry sex

  • older woman younger man relationship

  • nipples visible through clothing

  • marriage

  • children's book

  • watching television

  • vomiting

  • sex scene

  • five word title

  • unfaithful wife

  • adulterous wife

  • cheating wife

  • voyeur

  • sex in bed

  • consensual sex

  • lust

  • fondling

  • female rear nudity

  • scantily clad female

  • cleavage

  • sex with a minor

  • reflective

  • car crash

  • rhyme in title

  • loss of virginity

  • mexican american

  • beachfront

  • frame shop

  • family photograph

  • fingerprint

  • trapdoor

  • illustrator

  • squash player

  • assumed superiority

  • punched in the nose

  • opera

  • beach party

  • squid ink

  • tv talk show host

  • aspiring writer

  • first sexual experience

  • snowplow

  • wine

  • watching a movie

  • unhappiness

  • underwear

  • typewriter

  • tv interview

  • turn signal

  • theatre audience

  • tennis

  • temptation

  • telephone call

  • teenage girl

  • teacher

  • swimming pool

  • student

  • stitches

  • squid

  • squash the game

  • squash court

  • sorrow

  • snow

  • skiing

  • shower

  • severed leg

  • serendipity

  • sensuality

  • saving a life

  • running

  • running on the beach

  • reference to michael jordan

  • reading

  • punched in the face

  • providence rhode island

  • pickup truck

  • photograph

  • penis

  • painter

  • novelist

  • nightmare

  • nanny

  • mouse

  • mother son relationship

  • montauk long island new york

  • marital separation

  • long island new york

  • knife

  • kite

  • joke

  • interview

  • humiliation

  • hedge

  • gun

  • flashback

  • fireworks

  • ferry

  • father son relationship

  • fainting

  • face slap

  • exeter academy

  • enigma

  • english teacher

  • fired from the job

  • drunkenness

  • driving

  • driver's license

  • drink

  • drinking

  • dream

  • doctor

  • degradation

  • death

  • death of brother

  • finger cut

  • controversy

  • chase

  • caught in the act

  • caught having sex

  • car radio

  • car driver

  • car accident

  • broken glass

  • breaking and entering

  • break in

  • bookstore

  • bonfire

  • bleeding

  • bleeding to death

  • basketball

  • basketball shoes

  • babysitter

  • suburb

  • masturbation

  • marital problem

  • pubic hair

  • convertible

  • bra

  • bicycle

  • children's author

  • melancholy

  • love triangle

  • grief

  • extramarital affair

  • teenager

  • teenage boy

  • caught masturbating

  • thrown through a window

  • nude model

  • mother daughter relationship

  • male nudity

  • husband wife relationship

  • gardener

  • father daughter relationship

  • dysfunctional marriage

  • drawing

  • adultery

  • death of son

  • based on novel