This one actually came to me as a suggestion by my brother some time ago. I hadn’t heard of it but was happy to have watched it.
Here, Ted Cole (Bridges), a children’s book writer is post tragic loss, mid marital breakdown and on the verge of an important life change. So too is change an integral part of the lives of the story’s two other focus characters.
Enter Eddie O’Hare (John Foster), a young, hopeful writer who has landed himself a summer job working with Ted. As a result, Eddie finds himself in the middle of the transitional situation and becomes seemingly tangled in it due to his becoming romantically involved with Ted’s wife: Marion (Basinger). “Oh dear” indeed.
The Door in the Floor has an unusual mix of maturity, depth and light heartedness. It has its share of awkward but with the important added aftertaste of funny that in my opinion doesn’t necessarily undermine its preceding statements.
The Door in the Floor gets 7.5/10.