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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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If you believe in love at first sight... Take a closer look. 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  »

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

The first film in which Natalie Portman plays a dancer, as her character Alice Ayres is a stripper. Natalie Portman later played Ballet dancer Nina Sayers in the 2010 film "Black Swan", for which she won an Oscar for her brilliant performance. See more »

Goofs

When Dan and Anna are at the opera (the English National Opera in London), the soundtrack is playing a recording of Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte" in the original Italian. All productions at the ENO are always sung in English. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice: Hello, stranger.
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Connections

Referenced in The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Eccovi il medico, signore belle!
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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Hollywood is getting real
11 December 2004 | by (Malibu, USA) – See all my reviews

What an amazing concept. A story that perfectly captures the emotions that we feel when involved in a love spat. The complete desire and need for another person, wanting to hold them close to you, while at the same point in time the mere vision of seeing that person and hearing their voice sends you into utter misery and you feel repulsed by them. Jude Law is masterful in his role, and he is matched equally by the performances of Clive Owen, Natalie Portman and Julia Roberts. A brilliant movie with many mixed emotions. As soon as you think, okay, this is where they live happily ever after, another twisting tale occurs. This is as real as it gets folks. Definitely one worth purchasing when it hits DVD, apart from that, watch it on big screen and you will be amazed at how you relate to this master piece.


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