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- DescriptionAre humans meant to mate for life - What drives someone in a perfectly good relationship to cheat and risk losing the one that they love and that loves them - Is it possible to love more than one person at the same time - How well does anyone really know the one that they love. Directed by Mike Nichols (THE GRADUATE, BIRDCAGE, WORKING GIRL), CLOSER questions the nature of relationships and fidelity as it follows the tangled web created by Dan (Jude Law), Alice (Natalie Portman), Anna (Julia Roberts), and Larry (Clive Owen). Dan, a British writer of obituaries, and Alice, a young American stripper, meet in the film's opening scene when a London cab runs her down. Cut to a year later: Dan and Alice are now a couple, but he is suddenly smitten with Anna, a beautiful American photographer. In an ironic twist of fate, Anna meets Larry, a British doctor, and they are soon a couple, despite Dan's continuing obsession. But the entanglements don't end there, and ultimately, someone is sure to get hurt. The four players do justice to a script that is humorous, raw and disarmingly honest about adult relationships.
- Leading Role 1Julia Roberts
- Director 1Mike Nichols
- Leading Role 2Jude Law
- Leading Role 3Natalie Portman
- Additional Roles byClive Owen
- ProducerMike Nichols,John Calley,Cary Brokaw
- ScreenwriterPatrick Marber
- Release FormatDVD
- Release Year2005
- Additional GenreRomantic
- Subtitle LanguagesArabic,Bulgarian,Croatian,Danish,Dutch,English,Finnish,Greek,Hebrew,Hindi,Icelandic,Norwegian,Portuguese,Romanian,Serbian,Slovenian,Spanish,Swedish,Turkish
- Running Time100 minutes
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- constantheadach...08 Mar, 2008by
I have to say that I did not like this film.It wasn't that it did not have a strong cast, on the contrary it had an excellent cast but a story line that was not worthy of there talent.The story is about two couples who partner ends up having an affair within the other couples relationship.And as you would expect the truth comes out and of course the innocent parties get hurt.Revenge is always going to be at the fore front of someones mind.
- shimmer-babe01 Nov, 2006by
shimmer-babe's review of 'Closer'
I saw this film in the cinema and later decided to buy it on dvd to enjoy anytime, I also thought my partner would find it interesting to watch! This is a beautifully shot film. The storyline is intriguing, the actors are amazing. It gives a portrayal of relationships of today and the complications that go along with them, including betrayal, jealousy, passion and of course love. The film seems to be centred around the character of Alice although this may be disagreeable. Certain aspects of it closly resembled the relationship I have with my partner and others might also find this so for them. There is nothing that I didn't like about the film apart from that I wanted it to last longer. In all this is definitely a memorable film, especially if you are a fan of any of the actors.
- 43925598@delete...15 Jul, 2006by
A little disapointing.
This movie has an all star line up, which is what sold itself to me, I thought "anything with this many stars in it, must be decent", unfortunately i found this film to be slightly lacking. I think the storyline is interesting, but the constant jumps forward in time without warning or notification of how far into the future you've travelled does leave the viewer feeling somewhat bemused. Julia Roberts' character seems rather submissive and not at all like the character I would have expected her to play. If this is her attempt to break away from her stereotyping, it only succeeded in demeaning her truly able acting ability. Jude Law plays his stereotypical womanising gentleman, and carries this role off well. The on screen chemistry between himself and Natalie Portman is clear to see from the outset, but gets lost along with the plotline within this film. I believe that the story is good and it is just the director's display of this film that has produced this effect. This is not a film to watch if you are easily distracted or are trying to eat your popcorn, as taking your eyss away from the screen means you will miss vital elements or even years within this complex plotline. I felt the amount of swearing was unneccessary, and could have been minimised. Read full review
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