Sliding Doors

Synopsis: In London, the public relation Helen is fired from her position in a PR company. While returning home, she does not catch the train in the subway. But in another possibility of her life, she catches the train in the subway. The story shows two parallel lives of Helen: in one life, she stays with her boyfriend Gerry, and in the other life, she finds that Gerry cheats her with Lydia and falls in love with James Hammerton.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Peter Howitt
Production: Miramax
  6 wins & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
59
Rotten Tomatoes:
62%
PG-13
Year:
1998
99 min
841 Views


Hello, Helen... I' d almost

forgotten you work here

I know, I know, you'd almost

forgotten I work here...

but I swear I was up all night toying

with ideas for the fashion show...

...and I've really hit

on something. You see...

What?

I took four bottles of vodka on Friday,

it was my birthday, you know that

I was having a party and I was

running late, so I borrowed some

I bought some more to replace it

Not a lot of use to me when

I had nothing to offer the executives

who dropped by late Friday

Off the top of my head, you could

have told them you'd run out

It's, it's popular stuff

Bullshit, bullshit... We're in PR.

That's what we do, isn't it?

But you didn't do that,

did you, Paul?

No

So I'm out... am I?

Well, this is just perfect

Congratulations. You've wanted me

out for ages, now you've done it.

Very well done

For theft. Pretty foolproof

Okay, I'll go... I'll go

I was getting a bit choked up with all

the testosterone flying about the place

Best I get out before

I start growing a penis

Oh! Told you... lesbian

I really didn't think it'd be

so easy to crack, did you?

No

Oops

Thank you

District Line information.

Due to a derailment at Victoria...

...District Line trains are

subject to extensive delay

We suggest you find

alternative means of transport

Are you all right, love?

Oh, it's a bit of a nasty cut

Might need a couple of stitches...

Come on

Oh-oh... Ah, Beatles' lyrics, eh?

What?

'Elastic Thrombosis'.

They're guilty of lyric poaching

They're Beatles' lyrics,

aren't they?

I don't know, sorry

Of course you do. Come on,

everyone is born knowing all

the Beatles' lyrics instinctively

They're passed into the foetus subconsciously

along with all the amniotic stuff

In fact, they should be called

'The Foetles'

Not a fan, clearly

It's funny the way nobody

talks on the tubes, isn't it?

I mean, I rarely catch

the tube myself but, er... or lifts

Confined spaces,

everybody shuts down. Why is that?

Perhaps we think everyone else

in the tube or the lift

is a potential psychopath

or a drunk...

...so we close down and pretend

to... read a book or something

You've got a terrible tea stain

on your book

Look, I don't think you're a psychopath.

I just want to read my book

I, I understand. I apologise

I'm in a little bit of a good mood

today as a matter of fact so I'll just

...sorry

Have we met before?

No, no, honestly, honestly,

I'm, you... you seem familiar

I don't think so

Yes... Yes, you were

in the lift just now

You dropped your earring,

I picked it up

Oh yes, you did... Thank you

Pleasure

Do you work there?

I did do but I've just

been fired. Okay?

Oh no, that's... that's horrible,

I'm sorry

It's okay, you didn't do it

I thank you for your concern and glad

you're in a good mood, et cetera

I thank you for picking up my earring

but... I just want to read my book

Well, I get off at this stop.

I'm only telling you in case

you get off at this stop, too...

...and you get up before me

and then I get up and you think

I'm following you which I'm not

I mean, I wouldn't. I mean...

...you know

I really didn't mean any offence.

Please forgive me

I'm really not a nutcase...

I apologise

Excuse me. Um, I'm sorry

I, I'm sure you're not a nutcase or a

psycho or anything, it's just that, um

...I'm not, I'm not that good at,

um... you know, um...

Constructing sentences?

Anyway...

I'm James

Helen

I never figured out

why we didn't make it, Gerry

You went back to America, remember?

I couldn't afford the bus fares

I came back though

Turn my back for three lousy years and you

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