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Closer (2004)

The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Storyline

Smart-but-ineffectual journalist Dan "We use euphemisms!" cannot decide between his girlfriend, loving-but-clingy waitress Alice, or his lover cold-but-intellectual photographer Anna; herself indecisive between Dan and honest-but-thuggish "You're bloody gorgeous!" doctor Larry. The film puts the four leading characters in a box and strips them apart. Written by Anonymous

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Those who love at first sight are traitors at every glance. (Italy) See more »

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of graphic sexual dialogue, nudity/sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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3 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Closer: Llevados por el deseo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,707,972 (USA) (5 December 2004)

Gross:

$33,987,757 (USA) (13 February 2005)
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1.85 : 1
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The first film in which Natalie Portman plays a dancer, as her character Alice Ayres is a stripper. Natalie Portman later played Ballet dancer Nina Sayers in the 2010 film "Black Swan", for which she won an Oscar for her brilliant performance. See more »

Goofs

In the photograph exposition, when Larry is talking with Alice, his glass change from his left to his right hand between shots, See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice: Hello, stranger.
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Soundtracks

Di scriverni ogni giorno
from "Così fan tutte"
Performed by Renée Fleming, Anne Sofie von Otter, Frank Lopardo, Olaf Bär,
Michele Pertusi with London Voices and Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Conducted by Georg Solti (as Sir Georg Solti)
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited and Universal Classics Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO PERFECTION!
4 December 2004 | by (NJ, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

It's once in a very rare time that I go to the movies and I'm treated as an adult. I see a film that is intelligent, thought provoking, provocative and rawly realistic. Closer is that film. It present an honest portrayal of four severely unlikable characters and they screw with each others love lives back and forth. The film is told in adult sporting complexity through the growing plot points , the way it's filled and it's tasty advancing dialogue. Everyone in the film turns in a powerhouse performance worthy of Oscar consideration. Ms. Portman is wonderful as Alice shedding her blockbuster star wars acting skills and portraying someone multi dimensional with heart and pizazz. Julia Roberts stars as Anna in a cold, subtle performance which will leave audiences appreciating her acting believability as she pounces through each of her scenes with charismatic force. Jude law and Clive Owen are the real surprises here both turning in wonderfully appealing performance. Strong, weak, flawed and memorable. Especially whose last outing was the entertaining but mediocre action summer pic King Arthur. The film has wonderfully tight direction and sports beautifully placid colors and a fine adult score. The film draws dangerously close to being a near perfect film. I only wish it could've gone on for abit longer I wasn't completely satisfied to the ends of the characters on which we were give. but life itself isn't perfect or satisfying and this is a slick of someones life. Rush out and go see Closer! Oner of the best film's of the year!


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