Sliding Doors

D: Peter Howitt
Paramount/Miramax (Sydney Pollack, Philippa Braithwaite & William Horberg)
UK/US 1998
108 mins


W: Peter Howitt 
DP: Remi Adefarasin
Ed: John Smith
Mus: David Hirschfelder

Gwyneth Paltrow (Helen Quilley), John Hannah (James Hammerton), John Lynch (Gerry), Jeanne Tripplehorn (Lydia), Zara Turner (Anna), Virginia McKenna (Mrs. Hammerton)

Two lives unravel for a PR executive, one in which she catches an early train home to catch her boyfriend having an affair, and another in which she catches the train. However, both lives happen to lead to the same destiny.
Though Gwyneth Paltrow delivers a convincing British accent, the twin stories are only possible to follow when one of the Gwyneth's get a haircut. 
This British rom-com has moments of wit and charm, but is unfortunately flawed because of underwritten characters, one of which we get treated to twice. 

Gwyneth Paltrow in Sliding Doors
Gwyneth Paltrow in Sliding Doors