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Do you mean Sliding Doors? Gwyneth Paltrow has two alternate realities which are driven by whether she managed to get on a tube train in time or not. In one, she finds her boyfriend at home on his own (his lover having just left) in the other, she catches them in bed.
I believe Metafiction is the umbrella term that covers this specific technique, and related ones. Metafilm being the specific subset that are TV/film works. They essentially are catch-alls for works that have some sort of self-awareness to them. Self-reflexive works would be closer to your specific scenario. They're works where the work refers to its ...
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