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A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Closer is director Mike Nichols' critically acclaimed look at four strangers - Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen - with one thing in common: each other. Adapted by Patrick Marber from his award-winning stage play.
Four extremely beautiful people do extremely horrible things to one another in Closer, Mike Nichols' pungent adaptation of Patrick Marber's play that easily marks the Oscar-winning director's best work in years. Anna (Julia Roberts) is a photographer who specializes in portraits of strangers; Dan (Jude Law) is an obituary writer struggling to become a novelist; Alice (Natalie Portman) is an American stripper freshly arrived in London after a bad relationship; and Larry (Clive Owen) is a dermatologist who finds love under the most unlikely of circumstances. When their paths cross it's a dizzying supernova of emotions, as Nichols and Marber adroitly construct various scenes out of their lives that pair them again and again in various permutations of passion, heartbreak, anger, sadness, vengeance, pleading, deception, and most importantly, brutal honesty. It's only until you're more than halfway through the movie that you'll have to ask yourself exactly why you are watching such a beautifully tragic tale, as Closer is basically the ickiest, grossest, most dysfunctional parts of all your past relationships strung together into one movie. Ultimately, it falls to the four actors to draw you deeper into the story; all succeed relatively, but it's Law and Owen whose characters will cut you to the quick. Law proves that yet again he's most adept at playing charming, amoral bastards with manipulative streaks, and Owen is nothing short of brilliant as the character most turned on by the energy inherent in destructive relationships--whether he's on the giving or receiving end. --Mark Englehart
This is a very good movie Julia Roberts in a different character than what i am used to seeing interesting with twist and turnsPublished 16 days ago by Mel W
ADULT CONTENT WITH CRUDE DIALOGUE ...CLIVE OWEN IS A GREAT ACTOR BUT WISH HE HAD PASSED ON THIS MOVIE ...Published 1 month ago by Alease Strickland
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The song is "How Soon is Now?" by The Smiths.
Jun 3, 2006 by P. Senf | See all 6 posts
|is it pronounced "closer" or "clozer"?||
i think it's the former; as in "they just wanted to be closer" to another human being, no matter the cost.
Dec 27, 2007 by Princeton Hynes | See all 4 posts
Can´t find it either. Help please.
Aug 12, 2006 by Sammyed | See all 19 posts
Yes, Natalie Portman plays a stripper = that is what the synopsis says (your answer a year and a half later). I recently read an article about Natalie that said someone talked into a part that she really regretted or maybe it was what she had to do in that part. I bet this is it. I did not see... Read More
Dec 21, 2007 by Twilightjoan | See all 3 posts