Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
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the meaning of love, joy, honesty, loyalty and faith has changed and the glorious holy love of the age of innocence has been replaced by the kind of love that is more carnal, selfish and the nature of our time doesn’t…
"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,…
Living in a world where every romantic film follows the same lifeless formula, it's actually impressive to see a film that tackles the essence of modern love in a way that few have tried because of conventionality. Contrary to what most romances would have you believe (and I'm not only talking about contemporary cinema), we don't live in a world where people fall in love for one's inner-self; sure, love is about that, but it's much more a carnal instinct than a simple spiritual feeling, it's especially about desire and physical attraction. The idea and meaning of 'love' has changed over the years; Closer is a film that approaches the modern perception of love in a much rawer way than…
Closer is not everyone's cup of tea. It's twisty and twisted, dark and unrelentingly so. I love it. It's the kind of movie that stays on my mind, where the characters continue to populate my thoughts for a while after watching it. The first time I saw this in high school, I was stunned by the film. It's been a while since I saw it last, and this movie did it all over again. It took a bit of time to adjust to the film, but once I settled in it's particular rhythm I really got into it again. One of my favorite films, albeit one I would hesitate to recommend to people because it's so strong. I would love to see the original play version live some day.
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"He tastes like you but sweeter." That's a burn I'd possibly use in the future. On a more serious note, the film's concept is interesting as it questions the need for veracity in intimate relationships. The dialogue is hard, biting and unforgiving, delivered with absolute panache by its four leads, with Clive Owen in particular standing out. However, the overall message of the film still remains muddled and indistinct, and that is the work's biggest flaw.
Have you ever seen a human heart? It looks like a fist, wrapped in blood.
Cupido, acuario y striptease
I don't know if "Closer" is a masterpiece or if it is just a sick film about relationships and the game of seduction! I just know that I love the sharp dialogues, I love the lust of the characters and I love Natalie Portman! Oh, I love her! Yes I do!
That pink wig will be in my dreams tonight! <3
By the time of its release, I was a high school student. So of course the only thing that stuck in my mind right after I watched it is "NATALIE PORTMAN DOING STRIPTEASE" and for 10 years it has always been like that. CLOSER? Oh, that film in which Natalie Portman got almost naked and stripped in front of Clive Owen's face.
But this is the magic of great films (as well as great literature and other kind of art, I guess). You get different, more well-rounded experience the older and more mature you are.
I rewatched it just now and it stings. The film plays out like a group of bees being released right in front of my face.…
oh man i truly do love mathilda lando!!! she's grown up so beautifully!!!
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Every film Roger Ebert has given a four-star rating. This is an ongoing project.