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

Box Office

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

At the beginning of filming, Natalie Portman gave 'Julia Roberts' a necklace that said "cunt" in honor of their characters' foul mouths. At the end of filming, Julia Roberts gave Natalie Portman a necklace that said "lil' cunt". See more »

Goofs

Reflection of camera and cabling during US immigration scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice: Hello, stranger.
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Connections

Referenced in The Ricky Gervais Show: Clive Warren (2011) See more »

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Nova
Written by Amon Tobin
Performed Amon Tobin
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Closer to reality...
8 December 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is the most honest film I've ever seen. Although I'm sure there are critics out there who will comment on the explicit language rather than the story, anyone who's ever been in a dysfunctional relationship can relate to at least some part of this film. I for one found it a very personal and shockingly accurate depiction of how human beings use love and sex to unintentionally destroy each other. The performances were magnificent from all angles. Mike Nichols has done it again. This film is "Carnal Knowledge" for the new millennium. If the Academy does not recognize "Closer" as a Best Picture candidate, then the Academy should no longer be recognized as the authority on achievement in film... yes, it's that good.


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