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Closer (2004)

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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Anna
... Dan
... Alice
... Larry
... Taxi Driver
... Customs Officer
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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 puts the four leading characters in a box and strips them apart. Written by Anonymous

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Love is an accident... waiting to happen. Desire is a stranger... you think you know. Intimacy is a lie... we tell ourselves. Truth is a game... you play to win. If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking. See more »

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,707,972, 5 December 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,987,757, 13 February 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$115,505,027
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Trivia

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 and Alice are fighting, and she is packing her stuff, her hair change between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice: Hello, stranger.
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Connections

Referenced in Za scénou: Petr Zelenka (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Samba da Bencao
Written by Pierre Barouh, Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes
Performed by Bebel Gilberto
Courtesy of Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees Records
Under license from Crammed Discs
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Flawlessly From Stage to Screen
6 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

The strength of Closer, both as a play and a motion picture, is the flawless, mature and beautifully crafted dialogue. Patrick Marber's screenplay is a testament to his truly great writing ability, as not much of the original text needed to be adapted in order to work appropriately and effectively on screen.

The raw emotion and base convictions of these four tragic characters (all acted exquisitly) is given to us primarily through their words and those words are all we need.

If you need more than words and are looking for a feel good love story, steer clear, you will only be disappointed.

However, if you are looking for a piece that will intrigue your senses, causing you to examine your own soul, your own convictions, then I highly recommend Closer.

Like Shakespeare, Williams, and O'Neil, whose words are a testament to the condition of their lives and times, Marber, through his language and presentation of these four exquisite lost souls, forces the mind to acknowledge and deal with the most base of our natural tendencies, painting a brutally honest portriat of the human condition in the 21st century.


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