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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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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, 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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10 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Closer: Llevados por el deseo  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$33,987,757 (USA) (11 February 2005)
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman and two Oscar nominees: Jude Law and Clive Owen. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice: Hello, stranger.
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Referenced in Film 2016: Episode dated 26 November 2014 (2014) See more »

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Cold Water
Written by Damien Rice
Arranged and Performed by Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan featuring Vyvienne Long
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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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