The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking.
Set in contemporary London, a story of passion, drama, love, and abandonment involving four strangers--their chance meetings, instant attractions and casual betrayals.
This might actually be the most brutally honest and unapologetic film I have ever seen. The dialogues are sharp as knife and they just cut through you. It is true that the truth sometimes hurts. When the truth is bitter and something that we do not want to know, it hurts like fucking hell.
I must admit that this is not a film which everyone would like. Films everyone likes would be average, crowd pleasers. That is why everyone likes it. But there are love hate films like these, where the amount of liking that some have would almost dwindle the amount of liking that the entire audience has for a film which looks good to everybody.
I loved it…
In which that monotonous fog horn turns all sour, Julia Roberts isn't annoying, Jude Law embraces his inner twatness with great success and Natalie Portman outacts the lot of them.
It's bitter, bleak and cynical. In short, my idea of a perfect Valentine's Day film.
This movie had me at that very first scene. Natalie gracefully sweeping through the London with her blue hair while Damien Rice sings "I can't take my eyes off of you". This movie is a tough blow to a romantic soul. Thankfully, I'm a realist and a somewhat depressive so it played out in the most delightfully gritty, raw, and painful way.
There have been countless movies about the nature of human relationships but few of them has been as skeptic and cynical as Closer. Mike Nichol’s movie digs deep into the nature of attachment and closeness and tries to find an answer to a question which seems unanswerable: Why should we suffer so much when we love someone else? Aren’t we supposed to enjoy love?
Closer shows that in the 21st century the meaning of love, joy, honesty, loyalty and faith has changed and the glorious holy love of the age of innocence has been replaced by the kind of love that is more carnal, selfish and the nature of our time doesn’t…
Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen and Julia Robert. Two intersecting love triangles. Each of them on their A Game. Closer. These are some seriously sexy motherfuckers. Thanks to this film, Jude Law takes a place on my illustrious list of man crushes, whilst Portman, who I’ve thus far only loved in one other film besides this one (Léon), only affirms her status. Closer brings some of the finest acting (ever) to the screen and has been criminally underrated therefore, even though it secured two Oscar nominations. The script stems from a play and this is noticeable, but it’s one of the few occasions where this forms absolutely no problem. The script is actually near flawless. Delivering lines like “Lying…
"Why isn't love enough?" ~ Alice
Here's a story as simple as boy meets girl. Boy falls for girl. Boy meets other girl. Boy falls for other girl but she initially dismisses him. Boy lures other boy to meet other girl. Other boy falls for other girl. Other girl marries other boy but keeps boy on the side. "Why isn't love enough?" asks girl. Other girl wants to leave other boy. Boy thinks he's home free with other girl and dumps girl. Other boy has some ideas of his own. "I'm a caveman," other boy admits. Girl meets other boy. Other girl decides to stay with other boy. Boy has a confrontation with other boy. Boy meets girl again. Boy,…
Love me some Natalie Portman (No innuendo intended). She's actually one of my favorite actors. Really good and underrated film.
this movie is just brilliant
The movie starts and you're like oh i love it already and seconds later everyones fucking everyone.
My point being, it only gets better.
the ego-war and relationship complexity is so amazing. solid script and characters development.
It is a rare and beautiful thing when you're rewatching a fav film and you suddenly start to see it with new eyes.... probs bc of the bottle of Pinot Gris consumed beforehand but still what a film what a fucking film
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Taught me never to get in a relationship ever <3
Also, why is Natalie Portman behind everyone in the poster? Rude.
A great, great, great, fantastic screenplay. Closer is an unrelenting and unapologetic take on subject matter that has been watered down by mindless clichés. The film uses time in a way I've never seen before. It skips a lot yet there's no exposition, everything is found in dialogue that only serves to keep the movie moving forward.
The performances are fantastic, Natalie Portman completely overshadows everybody else, but they all still get the spotlight and make the most of it.
Only problem I have is some of the characters seem to start there arcs too late in the film. I was expecting things to happen earlier than they did. I think I would have cared about the characters just a little more if things happened faster, nevertheless it's still great.
Why be happy if you can watch this and cry yourself to sleep?
How did I never know that this was incredible?!
I had heard of this since its release, but I always assumed this was melodramatic and mediocre. That is incredibly far from the truth.
I only saw this because someone recommended it to me. I think I would have considered watching it sooner had I known it was directed by the man behind 'The Graduate' and 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'.
Like the aforementioned film, the dialogue is very similar. It's bitter, spiteful, honest, crude, boundless and just unexpectedly incredible. The script and acting is seriously incredible. It's so honest and holds no boundaries. Some could criticise it for that, but I adored it.
I LOVE how this film is. The…
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Complete list. :-(