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Sliding Doors

Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Zara Turner, Douglas McFerran, Paul Brightwell, Nina Young, Virginia McKenna
testosterone | Woody Allen | crack cocaine | Prozac | fluoxetine
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Public relations consultant Helen tells the marketing team, “I was getting a bit choked up with all the testosterone flying about the place.” (0:03)

Helen’s doppelganger appears. (0:06)

James tells Helen, referring to Beatles lyrics, “They’re passed into the fetus subconsciously along with all the amniotic stuff.”
”Perhaps we think everybody else on the tube or lift is a potential psychopath or a drunk so we close down.”
Helen: “Look, I don’t think you’re a psychopath...”
James: ”I’m in a little bit of a good mood today...”
Helen: “I’m glad you’re in a good mood...”
James: ”I’m really not a nut case.”
Helen: ”I’m sue you’re not a nutcase or a psycho or anything.” (0:07)

James tells Helen, referring to Helen's writer lover Gerry, “What an idiot.”
”He’s an idiot.” (0:21)

Helen and Gerry drink heavily. (0:22)

Helen tells her friend Anna, “Drunken idiot.”
Helen: “Hey, I’m not as drunk as people think I am.” (0:24)

Anna tells Helen, “And you’ve been sittin’ here like suicide on a stick for a week.” (0:28)

Helen tells James, “Probably killing myself.” (0:31)

Helen asks Gerry, “Am I going mad?”
Gerry: ”Maybe one of your mad friends like Anna threw it there.”
Helen: ”There’s no need to become Woody Allen.” (0:32)

Gerry tells his lover Lydia by telephone, “Please don’t get hysterical. Don’t get hysterical.” (0:36)

Gerry tells his mother, “You’ll be nearer the hospital, and you can get much better crack in town.” (0:38)

Lydia tells Helen, “And before you speak, yes they all had the same sandwiches and the same symptoms at the same time.” (0:43)

Gerry asks Lydia, “Have you gone raving mad?” (0:43)

Helen: “Anna, can I ask you a daft question?” (0:47)

Gerry tells Helen, “I saw you jumping up and down like a mad thing.”
“And there was no junior Prozac to see me through...”
”I don’t want to be a confusion in your life...” (0:50)

Gerry tells his restaurateur friend Clive, “I’m confused.” (0:57)

Clive tells Helen, “I’m ecstatic.” (0:59)

Helen tells Anna, “I was nervous.” (1:00)

Gerry tells Helen by telephone, “I’m taking away your class 1 drugs for a week.”
”I fainted at work the other night.”
”I don’t normally faint.”
”... I don’t normally feint...” (1:00)

Gerry asks Lydia, “Have you gone completely insane?”
Lydia: ”As the driver has suffered a major panic attack we suggest... I must be crazy.” (1:02)

Helen tells Gerry, “Nervous humor.” (1:16)

James, referring to himself: “Oh god, you idiot.” (1:23) 

James tells Helen, “Oh, I’m such an idiot.” (1:24)

Gerry realizes Helen has died. (1:31)