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The Door in the Floor

Even the good adaptations (The World According to Garp) haven't quite captured the elusive essence of author John Irving's novels. This one takes an interesting approach, adapting only a handful of chapters from Irving's book A Widow for One Year. Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger star as a children's book author and his unhappy wife torn apart by regret and grief. Instead of simply confronting their problems, they scrap it out using a young intern as a pawn in an ugly game. The acting is great, but the directing is uneven, allowing the tone to swing uncomfortably between tragic and comic. 111 minutes