The Door in the Floor movie review
Starring: Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger
"The Door in the Floor" is the story of a married couple who, in attempt to deal with the grief of their two sons deaths, let their marriage fall apart. A young high school student comes to be the assistant to writer Ted Cole (Bridges), and ends up falling in love with his wife Marion (Basinger).
While "The Door in the Floor" does a great job of portraying the character-driven drama, I can't say I enjoyed the film. "The Door in the Floor" was boring. Both Bridges and Basinger acted well, but little Elle Fanning stole the show as the couple's daughter.
The only redeeming part of the story is where Ted Cole reads one of his stories (he writes "children's" stories). But that part wasn't redeeming until a college student comments on the symbolism of the story. That part was worth watching. The rest of the movie was not. In fact, I really struggled on whether or not to finish it at all. There were several times when I turned it off, not knowing if I would turn it on again.