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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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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

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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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Budget:

$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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Trivia

Damien Rice, who sings the song "Blower's Daughter" on the film's soundtrack, Recorded a song for the movie also called "Closer" - but the song wasn't finished in time for the movies release. Another Rice song "Cold Water" can be heard in the film when Alice and Dan are walking around London after leaving the hospital. See more »

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Brazilian composer and rock singer Cazuza, Agenor de Miranda Araújo Neto's name is misspelled in the credits as Araugo. See more »

Quotes

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

Soundtracks

Soave sia il vento
from "Così fan tutte"
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Nan Merriman and Sesto Bruscantini with The Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Courtesy of EMI Classics
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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