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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

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

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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  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$33,987,757 (USA) (11 February 2005)
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Clive Owen played the role of Dan in the original stage production. See more »

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When Dan is cybersexing with Larry, the laptop computer he is using is a Sony Vaio. When you see the screenshot, it is clearly Mac OS X (therefore must be an Apple laptop). See more »

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[first lines]
Alice: Hello, stranger.
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Referenced in The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) See more »

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Dammi un bacio, o mio tesoro
from "Così fan tutte"
Performed by Renée Fleming, Anne Sofie von Otter, Frank Lopardo, Olaf Bär,
Michele Pertusi, Adelina Scarabelli 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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Utterly utterly utterly stupid.
24 January 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Take four unsympathetic characters and slam them into one other in a series of contrived meetings. Then hop forward a few months at a time to some equally contrived decision points in their relationships. And at each stage make sure that they make absolutely the most unconvincing and ludicrous decision possible.

This is without doubt the most infuriatingly unbelievable film I have ever seen. I had to suspend my disbelief less for South Park Uncut. Nothing that any of the characters ever say or do is even remotely plausible.

After the first half hour the film becomes risibly predictable because you know that whatever choices the characters are faced with, they will take the most preposterous option. At one point I thought "if Julia Roberts does X now then this is the worst film I've ever seen" ... I clearly wasn't alone as when she did (inevitably) do X, a neighbour stood up and walked out of the theatre.

Oh ... Clive Owen puts in a convincing performance (as the biggest arsehole in a foursome of arseholes). But it's scant consolation for the rest of this nonsense.


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