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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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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, as Tarantino might put it, puts the four leading characters in a box and strips them apart. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Closer: Llevados por el deseo  »

Box Office


$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,707,972 (USA) (3 December 2004)


$33,987,757 (USA) (11 February 2005)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Then line "It tastes like you, only sweeter" was used as a lyric in the Fall Out Boy song "Thnks fr th Mmrs" See more »


When Larry is talking with Dan at his office his tie changes between shots. See more »


[first lines]
Alice: Hello, stranger.
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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »


Written by Amon Tobin
Performed Amon Tobin
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User Reviews

I Stayed To The End
15 December 2004 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

What a treat. Most of the people who came with me, left, half way through the film. I stayed to the end and I loved it. It moved me. A rarity this days. The face of Jude Law is, still, so full of possibilities. He seems unafraid of darkness. Strong. This is his most grown up performance. I can't wait to see what he'll become. (If he stays away from Hollywood as much as temptations permit, and keeps that purity, that makes his darkness so powerful, as intact as humanly possible). Julia Roberts is wonderful in a performance part Margaret Sullavan, part Jeanne Moreau but all her own. Clive Owen is a force of nature. Dangerous, compelling, human to the hilt. And what about Natalie Portman? Wow. No surprise here. But what a surprise. I'm sure she is going to amaze us for years and years to come. I'm really glad I stayed to the end.

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