Rent Closer (2004)

3.1 of 5 from 516 ratings
1h 40min
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Synopsis:
Director Mike Nichols brings Patrick Marber's highly acclaimed theatrical tour de force Closer to the screen. An uncompromisingly honest look at modern relationships, Closer is the story of four strangers (Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen) - their chance meetings, instant attractions and brutal betrayals.
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Directors:
Producers:
Cary Brokaw, John Calley, Mike Nichols
Writers:
Patrick Marber
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Drama
Awards:

2005 BAFTA Best Supporting Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
06/06/2005
Run Time:
100 minutes
Languages:
English, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovakian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/05/2007
Run Time:
104 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Italian, Russian
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Blower's Daughter performed by Damien Rice music video

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Reviews (6) of Closer

Real Life on the Big Screen - Closer review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
20/11/2006

Dan (Jude Law) a lazily dressed failed novelist who can’t find his “voice” writes the obituary column of a London newspaper. He meets young and sexy, exotic dancer Alice (Natalie Portman) after she’s knocked down by a car. There’s an instant attraction and a relationship begins. Still it’s not long before Dan becomes interested in another pretty woman.

Law following up his fine turn in Alfie produces an excellent performance as a man with a mixed character who’s addicted to the truth yet takes delight in deception. Natalie Portman, such a natural performer also impresses, seducing the viewer as the impulsive and voracious Alice.

Clive Owen plays Larry a dermatologist. Working class lad made, good he’s nouveau upper-middle class with some dangerously rough edges. His character arc is broad but there’s nothing that Owen can’t pull off in this role. From pathetic and obsessive to petulant and sexually aggressive, his performance is near perfect as he hits a career high.

Julia Roberts rounds out the quartet of lead stars and shows us a few new tricks.

Brutal at times, it’s also tender and touching, Closer is a wonderful effort from director Mike Nichols. Totally uncompromising in its delivery, script and portrayal of couples in love, and hate, it won’t be to everyone’s taste. Yet it’s distinctive, compelling, the characters are believable and there’s not a join-the-dots romance in sight. I personally thought it was brilliant.

Closer is the closest I’ve seen to real life at the cinema for a long time.

4 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

All right - Closer review by A

Spoiler Alert
05/01/2006

It was good, but not really remarkable. Not something you'd remember having seen in a few years time.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

one to miss - Closer review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
12/08/2006

so slow couldn't make head or tail of it

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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