Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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…
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the meaning of love, joy, honesty, loyalty and faith has changed and the glorious holy love of the age of innocence has been replaced by the kind of love that is more carnal, selfish and the nature of our time doesn’t…
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.
Had another Snow Day today, which meant it was another day it was too fucking cold to go outside so that means another day to stay inside and watch films and tv shows (and get ready for season 7 premiere of Psych!!!).
But for now, I'll get a little closer with Closer (see what I did there?).
SLIGHT SPOILER AHEAD
The only thing that ever really bugged me about this film was how just before Anna told Larry she was sleeping with Dan, Larry came out and said she cheated on Anna one time while in New York. It's hard to sympathize with him and he was being a great husband after that and I wish the film stuck with…
Very few romantic dramas touch Closer in terms of raw storytelling and integral humanity, Nichols choosing to create and collapse relationship with such a brutality whilst always remaining true to the loving which engrosses his characters throughout. Closer analyses the divide in those relationships, all of its four focal characters having an intimidate connection whether it may be through the conventional narrative of a relationship or a lesser recognisable portrayal such as Law’s teasing with Owen’s internet presence. It always remains strategic in displaying these tales and Nichols’ decision to rarely have sequences with more than two people presence allows the intimacy to blossom and the inevitable downfall to have significance. Simply put: Closer is a masterful tale of love…
I really didn't like this at first. It was so... I don't know. The characters were annoying - I didn't like any of them - and the ways they met were very unrealistic and almost silly. It felt written. It felt... constructed.
But then, around the big intercut set-piece, something happened. It suddenly used all the unrealistic things and pulled them down to the gritty realism of reality. From that point it was a joy (not sure if that's the right word, but it does fts) to watch these characters manipulate and trick each other, how they split apart and came back together, forever changed.
Mike Nichol's does a great job directing this, though…
This movie is a fucking heart-destroyer. And I love it.
Four adults struggling to love and be loved.
In all honesty,there are quite a few flaws in this film. The timeline jumps ahead frequently and it's kind of confusing.Some of the actions the characters engage in are completely idiotic and sporadic that it's almost annoying.
Yet I can forgive this film on those flaws because the performances were so solid.
The characters are so indecisive gosh
Different then your usual romantic comedy.
It's a little dramatic in tone, then what the genre usually is.
I'd say the film is a romantic comedy in a dramatic structure.
It's also a film you can clearly tell that's been adapted for the theater because the dialog is pretty amazing.
Also, I liked Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman. But. Portman is flawless in all her movies.
No me queda claro si es una película muy teatral o una obra de teatro muy peliculera, pero está claro que género puro no es. Lo que sí me parecieron bastante puros son los estereotipos de los personajes, que de intensitos que eran me estaban poniendo de los nervios en los puntos álgidos de la historia. Por cierto que al principio desconcierta un poco la forma de la narración porque entre escena y escena transcurre bastante más tiempo del que esperamos (otra razón por la que resulta teatral).
Es una película interesante como proyección idealizada de las relaciones interpersonales de cuatro humanos muy extremos en sus campos y actitudes, aunque si esto fuera así en el mundo real, que no…
INFP Kate Winslet megtanította, hogy ne bízzam a színeshajú női karakterekben, Natalie Portman meg rásegített
This movie is totally watchable but also kind of shitty? Like, anytime it's just the jerk characters being mean to each other, it's gold, but every time it tries to be profound it gets super dumb, super quick. Like Natalie Portman saying "It's a lie. It's a bunch of sad strangers photographed beautifully, and... all the glittering assholes who appreciate art say it's beautiful 'cause that's what they wanna see." Way to diss your own movie there, script.
Clive Owen totally rules in it, though.
You don't really know what have until it's gone and no one wants to look the fool.
I loved this movie. I hate to be a cynic when it comes to love but more times than not people want their cake and to eat it to and people get bored. I thought the cast was exceptional with Portman and Owen really stealing the show for me. Not your typical love story but in many sad ways an honest one.
“Closer” is more like a stage direction than the film’s title; it implores us to really examine characters we probably find likable upon first glance. The result is we don’t know who to root for; the dermatologist, stripper, obituary writer and photographer are all despicable, self-serving, insecure and maddeningly jealous.
For a movie so explicitly about the consequences of lurid sexual appetites, the film does not pander to being visually graphic. Instead it explores the true cost of being emotionless and asks if intimacy is a lie we tell ourselves so we won’t have to be alone anymore.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- About Last Night...
- The Accidental Tourist
- Across the Universe
Every film Roger Ebert has given a four-star rating. This is an ongoing project.
- The Last Word
- Ruby Sparks
- Stranger Than Fiction
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
I have this weird fetish for movies about writers. I love all of them, good or bad.
Please help me…