9 December 2004, early evening

Closer was amazing. I had high expectations for the film, and it really delivered. This film is basically about infidelity. There are four stars in the movie, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen, Jude Law and Julia Roberts. The film follows their relationships. Clive Owen is absolutely brilliant in this film. Natalie Portman is also amazing; this is a role I could never imagine her playing. Rather then present how the relationships develop in a neat linear fashion, the director has opted to show the audience bits and pieces here and there. The audience is never told how much time has passed between scenes explicity, which I thought was really neat. Some scenes are separated by years, and others by minutes or days. The movie is very cynical. The characters use love and sex like weapons throughout the film as a means to hurt one another. I don’t want to go into any details, so I won’t. Watch the film; as I said, it’s amazing.

The official Closer web site.



  1. So, my hack to make my URLs extra clean fails miserably when two articles have the same URL title. The problem has been fixed. Sorry. Also, this movie is wicked.

  2. Yeah, I wanted to comment yesterday. My exact reaction was “wtf?”.

    Anyways, wanted to point out that Ebert gave it four stars. I will have to wait for it release down under.

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