Movie: The Door in the Floor
Director: Tod Williams
Critic rating: 3
While silly young actresses like Natalie Portman are making a big deal about (not) showing their boobs, along comes two established and respected actresses, Kim Basinger and Mimi Rogers, who had no problem getting naked for this 2004 drama (although granted Basinger's nudity was done in a very long camera shot so you couldn't see much). No so with Rogers, who has a many-seconds-long full frontal scene.
Based on the John Irving novel A Widow for One Year, the movie tells the story of successful 1950's children book author Ted Cole and his wife (although it's set in modern times rather than the 50's).
After they lose their teenaged sons in a car accident, wife Marion lapses into deep depression and causes tremendous strain to their marriage. Ted hires a young man to work as his summer assistant, and he winds up becoming Marion's lover. Although Ted becomes aware of the relationship, their own work relationship remains.
Excellently acted with a well-done screen play and interesting characters, the movie had only one minor flaw. It's flat-out boring. Perhaps I've just overdosed on too many action movies.