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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the meaning of love, joy, honesty, loyalty and faith has changed and the glorious holy love of the age of innocence has been replaced by the kind of love that is more carnal, selfish and the nature of our time doesn’t…
Overdramatic Cheating Culture
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…
Quattro persone in una competizione a chi dice la punchline più figa. Praticamente una sfida di freestyle.
Probably the most interesting thing in rewatching this film (besides that I only remembered the last half hour) with adaptation in mind is the naturalism and general cinematic feeling Nichols imbues on the proceedings without significantly opening up the play or denying the theatrical origins (though to be fair the original play is already very open). It's almost all in the acting which is fairly traditional movie acting for the most part, but in light of Nichols previous adaptations, especially his previous two films, this shift in acting style is rather pronounced and interesting. The other elements of the film are fine. The academy was smart in highlighting the two performances they did and Nichols does good work in preventing…
Film #7 of Scavenger Hunt 15 - June 2016
Task # 27: A film featuring adultery
God I hated it...
I still give it two stars, mainly because of the cast, and also because it's an interesting perspective on love, affairs and basically the hundred ways a relationship can hurt someone.
But I seriously had to force myself through it. Every line was so heavy, and the fast pace of the story makes it feel like the character change their minds every 2 seconds. Even if the cruelty is somewhat realistic, the dialogues, long and dramatic sentences and theatre-like delivery make it really difficult to feel for the characters, because it feels so much like a fake story. I saw…
can't take my eyes off of you
In this maze of passions and disappointments, love is represented in its purest state of a war that can leave deep and painful scars in our hearts and souls for all our lives. But even for a short period of time, it is able to give us an intense inexplicable happiness.
sit on my face fuckboy - Closer (2004), directed by Mike Nichols
the one film where i did not want jude law to fuck me up. i hated everybody apart from natalie portman who was truly incredible. also that scene in the art gallery with natalie portman and clive owen was super hot, don't ask.
LYING IS THE MOST FUN A GIRL CAN HAVE WITHOUT TAKING HER CLOTHES OFF BUT IT'S BETTER IF YOU DO
Great performance, great soundtrack, and amazing story
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…