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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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Release Date:

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although Natalie Portman plays a stripper in the film, her breasts and bare bottom are off-camera. Natalie Portman would later appear naked on screen in Hotel Chevalier (2007) and Planetarium (2016). She has admitted in an interview that she regrets filming the nude scene in Hotel Chevalier (2007). See more »

Goofs

When we see Anna photographing Alice weeping, she is using a 35mm Leica camera. At the gallery exhibition however, the picture of Anna is a full frame, medium format print complete with black borders, therefore taken with a medium format camera - a much more wieldy instrument. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice: Hello, stranger.
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Connections

Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Tanto Tempo
Written by Bebel Gilberto and Suba
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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Hollywood is getting real
11 December 2004 | by 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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