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The Door in the Floor (2004)
Tragedy struck the Cole family several years back and they are now living in its wake. Ruth the youngest Cole lives in the shadow of a happier time. One summer, Eddie a high school student is hired to be Ted’s assistant. His arrival will change all of their lives.

The Door in the Floor has the makings of a great drama. A once happy family. Tragedy struc and now they’re drowning in sorrows…throw in an outsider who unknowingly is about to change their lives (Better or worse…you should see it for yourself…)…Unhappy/dysfunctional families make interesting storylines…so I was definitely interested in watching.

Honestly…I wouldn’t say it was great…It was, I’d say ok…good…it kept me watching. One question that I have for this movie…is how did they manage to shoot that scene where Ted was naked and carrying Ruth?…did Jeff Bridges wear some kind of skin coloured underwear? Anyhow on the whole…the story was…well ok…the thing that I pretty much did not like was that I found it slow in the whole revelation of how the two teenage Coles die? Initially I had thought they had died around Ruth’s age since in the beginning we only saw pictures of them as children…but that was not the case. I really don’t think it would have ruined the story if the truth was revealed earlier…At least we would have understood more of Marion’s depression. Oh another question…what is the significance of the title…the door in the floor? Some type of metaphor?…did I miss something?

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