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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

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2005 (Netherlands) 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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Runtime:

| (TV)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cate Blanchett was originally signed to play the role of Anna, but due to her second pregnancy she had to drop out of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Larry and Dan are talking in Larry's office you can clearly see the bed sheet in the bed behind Dan. When Larry walks to the bed it has no sheet and he pulls one out of the roll. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice: Hello, stranger.
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Connections

Referenced in The Ricky Gervais Show: Clive Warren (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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Hollywood is getting real
11 December 2004 | by malooseSee 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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