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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.

Director:

Mike Nichols

Writers:

Patrick Marber (play), Patrick Marber (screenplay)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Julia Roberts ... Anna
Jude Law ... Dan
Natalie Portman ... Alice
Clive Owen ... Larry
Nick Hobbs ... Taxi Driver
Colin Stinton ... 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of graphic sexual dialogue, nudity/sexuality and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Closer: Llevados por el deseo See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 2006, both Clive Owen and Natalie Portman appeared in films about future dystopias in Britain: V for Vendetta (2005) (Portman) and Children of Men (2006) (Owen). See more »

Goofs

When Alice and Dan sit on the 109 bus, the destination is for Westminster Station. However, the bus travels east along Victoria Embankment past Blackfriars - the opposite direction to Westminster. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice: Hello, stranger.
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Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) 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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My pet monkey has more insight into relationships!
29 March 2005 | by markh-26See all my reviews

I've had the displeasure of watching some truly awful pretentious ego trips in my time but this film takes the soggy biscuit! This is soooooooooo bad. Please, if you value life and the short time you have on this earth, go and take your gran out and feed some birds or something rather than sit in a darkened room watching this utter drivel. If you watch this film and actually believe it has something meaningful to say about the relationship between men and woman then, please, end yourself now, there is no hope for you. The script had to be written by an adolescently who has just discovered his body and thinks that being "adult" is talking about sex pretty much all the time...boring! Four unrealistic characters, with unrealistic motivational traits and unrealistic dialogue. Only people who like being told what it's cool to like will like this. Everyone else with their own mind will see this for what it is, a student film! Terrible!


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