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Closer (2004 film)

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Drama, Romance

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The movie poster of CLOSER 2004, From left, Julia Roberts is serious, has brown eyes, and blond long long hair, 2nd from left, Jude Law is serious, has blue eyes, brown hair wearing a black shirt, 3rd from left, Natalie Portman is serious, has black short hair and brown eyes, at the right, Clive Owen is serious, has black hair and clean shaved beard and mustache wearing a black shirt at the bottom is the title CLOSER

Release date
December 3, 2004 (2004-12-03)

Based on
Closer by Patrick Marber

Patrick Marber (play), Patrick Marber (screenplay)

Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

(Alice), (Dan), (Anna), (Larry), (Customs Officer),
Nick Hobbs
(Taxi Driver)

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Closer is a 2004 U.S. melodrama film written by Patrick Marber, based on his award-winning 1997 play of the same name. The movie was produced and directed by Mike Nichols and stars Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, and Clive Owen. The film, like the play on which it is based, has been seen by some as a modern and tragic version of Mozart's opera Così fan tutte, with references to the opera in both the plot and the soundtrack. Owen starred in the play as Dan, the role played by Law in the film.


the movie poster of Closer 2004, From left, Julia Roberts is serious, has brown eyes, and blond long long hair, 2nd from left, Jude Law is serious, has blue eyes, brown hair wearing a black shirt, 3rd from left, Natalie Portman is serious, has black short hair and brown eyes, at the right, Clive Owen is serious, has black hair and clean shaved beard and mustache wearing a black shirt.

The film was recognized with a number of awards and nominations, including Oscar nominations and Golden Globe wins for both Portman and Owen for their performances in supporting roles.

In the movie scene of Closer 2004, in a strip club room, has black walls, in a round couch and table, from left, Natalie Portman is standing leaning forward showing her butt at Clive, she has pink hair  wearing a black lingerie  and white sandals, at the right Clive Owen is serious, looking at the butt, sitting hands down, looking down has black hair clean shaved beard and mustache, wearing a white long sleeve with black necktie under a black vest, and a black pants.

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In the movie scene of Closer 2004, in a room, has white walls with hanging painting, a brown sofa with four throw pillows, from left a red checkered, gray, maroon and a red striped throw pillow, a brown table with a cup and papers on top, and a white heater, from left, Natalie Portman is sleeping, laying on the sofa, has brown short hair wearing a gray shirt and checkered pajama, at the right Clive Owen is serious, looking down, holding a news paper, has black hair wearing a black coat over a black shirt with a black pants and shoes.

In the opening scene, 24-year-old Alice Ayres (Portman) and Dan Woolf (Law) see each other for the first time from opposite sides of a street as they are walking toward each other among many other rush-hour pedestrians. Alice is a young American stripper who just arrived in London, and Dan is an unsuccessful British writer who is on his way to work, where he writes obituaries for a newspaper. Alice looks in the wrong direction as she crosses the street and is hit by a taxi cab right in front of Dan's eyes. After he rushes to her side, she smiles to him and says, "Hello, stranger." He takes her to the hospital, where Alice is treated and released. Afterward, on the way to his office, they stop by Postman's Park, the same park that his father and he visited after his mother's death. Pausing in front of the office before he leaves her and goes to work, Dan reminds her that traffic in England tends to come on from the right, and on impulse, he asks her for her name. They soon become lovers.

In the movie scene of Closer 2004, in a room, has white brick walls, and a gray backdrop,From left, Julia Roberts is standing, back view, taking a photo of Natalie, has blond hair wearing a white long sleeve with black bracelet and a black pants, Natalie Portman(right) is serious, sitting on a bar stool, has black short hair wearing a white tank top under a black jacket and a denim pants.

A year later, though the two are in a relationship, Dan is straying. He has written a novel based on Alice's life, and while being photographed to publicize it, he flirts with the American photographer Anna Cameron (Roberts). Anna shares a kiss with Dan before finding out that Dan and Alice are in a relationship. Alice arrives and uses Anna's bathroom, leaving Anna and Dan alone again. Dan takes the chance to try to persuade Anna to have an affair with him, but is cut short by Alice's return. Alice asks Anna if she can have her portrait taken, as well. Anna agrees and Alice asks Dan to leave them alone during the photo shoot. While being photographed, she reveals to Anna that she overheard them, and she is photographed while still weeping over it. Alice does not reveal what she overheard to Dan, even as he spends a year stalking Anna.

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Another year later, Dan enters a cybersex chat room and randomly meets Larry Gray (Clive Owen), a British dermatologist. With Anna still on his mind, Dan pretends to be her, and using the pretense that they will be having sex, Dan convinces Larry to meet at the aquarium (where Anna told Dan she often went). Larry goes to the rendezvous and has his rude awakening there. Anna tells Larry that a man who had pursued her, Dan, was most likely to blame for the setup. Soon, Anna and Larry become a couple and they refer to Dan as "Cupid" from then on.

In the movie scene of Closer 2004, in a room, has white brick walls with a photo hanging on the wall and a white window,Natalie Portman is standing, back view, has black short hair wearing a white tank top under a black jacket and denim pants.

Four months later, at Anna's photo exhibition, Larry meets Alice, whom he recognizes from the tearful photograph that is one of many being exhibited. Larry knows that Alice and Dan are a couple, from talking to Anna. Meanwhile, Dan convinces Anna to become involved with him. They begin cheating on their respective lovers for a year, even though Anna and Larry marry halfway through the year. Eventually Anna and Dan each confess the affair to their respective partners, leaving their relationships for one another.

In the movie scene of Closer 2004, in a room with white walls, shelves and things wrapped with plastic and cloth, from left Julia Roberts is serious, sitting in front of a mirror, tying her hair, has blond hair wearing white long sleeve under black tank top at the right, Clive Owen is standing, back view, reaching towards the shelves, has black hair wearing a white long sleeves a ring and black pants.

Alice goes back to being a stripper, heartbroken by her loss. One day, Larry runs into her accidentally at the strip club and he (heart-broken himself) is convinced that she is the girl he met before. He asks her if her name is Alice, but no matter how much money he gives her, she keeps telling him her name is "Jane Jones." He asks her to have a one-night stand with him but she refuses. The line of questioning becomes pornographic, albeit without any explicit nudity.

In the movie scene of Closer 2004,in a strip bar room with a black wall, Natalie Portman is serious, leaning forward, mouth open, has pink hair wearing lingerie, in front is Clive Owen looking at her, has black hair shaved beard, wearing a white polo under a black vest.

Eventually, Larry convinces Anna to see him one last time; she agrees to sleep with him so that he will sign the divorce papers and leave her alone. Dan suspects the affair, to which Anna confesses, and following their argument, she returns to Larry. Distraught, Dan confronts Larry to try to get Anna back. Instead, Larry tells him Alice's whereabouts, and suggests that he go back to her. Suddenly, however, out of a sheer malicious impulse, he also tells him that he had a one-night stand with her.

Alice takes Dan back. Alice also decides that she wants to return to her home country and invites Dan to come with her and he agrees. While in a hotel room celebrating being back together (and noting that it has been four years since they first met on that London street when Alice was hit by a car in the opening scene), Dan asks her whether she had a one-night stand with Larry, she initially denies it. But when he insists on the truth, she suddenly tells him that she doesn't love him anymore and goes on to say that she did sleep with Larry. Dan reveals that Larry had already told him about the one-night stand but that he's already forgiven her. She insists that it's over and tells him to leave. The argument culminates in Dan slapping Alice.

In the end, Larry and Anna are together, and Alice returns to New York alone. As she passes through the immigration checkpoint on her way back into the United States, a shot of her passport shows her real name to be Jane Rachel Jones. Thus she had lied about her name during her four-year relationship with Dan.

Back in London, Dan returns to Postman's Park, and to his surprise, notices the name "Alice Ayres" on a memorial that is dedicated to a young woman, "who by intrepid conduct" and at the cost of her young life, rescued three children from a fire. The final scene shows Alice/Jane walking on Broadway towards West 47th Street with male passers-by staring at her beauty. This completes the visual symmetry within the film as it echoes the opening scene where Alice/Jane and Dan are staring at each other on the sidewalks of London.


  • Natalie Portman as Alice Ayres / Jane Jones
  • Jude Law as Dan Woolf
  • Julia Roberts as Anna Cameron
  • Clive Owen as Larry Gray
  • Nick Hobbs as Taxi Driver
  • Colin Stinton as Customs Officer
  • Filming

    Closer was filmed at Elstree Film and Television Studios and on location in London.


    The main theme of the film follows Mozart's opera Così fan tutte, with references to that opera in both the plot and the soundtrack. One of the pivotal scenes develops to the background of the overture to Rossini's opera La Cenerentola ("Cinderella"). The soundtrack also contains songs from Jem, Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan, Bebel Gilberto, the Devlins, the Prodigy and the Smiths.

    The music of Irish folk singer Damien Rice is featured in the film, most notably the song "The Blower's Daughter," whose lyrics had parallels to many of the themes in the film. The opening notes from Rice's song "Cold Water" are also used repeatedly, notably in the memorial park scenes. Rice wrote a song titled "Closer" which was intended for use in the film but was not completed in time.

    Critical reaction

    The review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes displays a 68% approval rating from a total of 203 reviews. Metacritic, another review aggregator, presents a weighted average score of 65 out of 100, derived from 42 critiques. Roger Ebert, contributing to the Chicago Sun-Times, commended the eloquence of the individuals associated with the film, noting the rarity and value of literate and expressive dialogue in contemporary cinema." Peter Travers, writing for Rolling Stone, said, "Mike Nichols' haunting, hypnotic Closer vibrates with eroticism, bruising laughs and dynamite performances from four attractive actors doing decidedly unattractive things." Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times wrote, "[d]espite involved acting and Nichols' impeccable professionalism as a director, the end result is, to quote one of the characters, 'a bunch of sad strangers photographed beautifully'." The New York Times' A.O. Scott wrote, "[u]nlike most movie love stories, Closer does have the virtue of unpredictability. The problem is that, while parts are provocative and forceful, the film as a whole collapses into a welter of misplaced intensity." In a review on The Atlantic website, Christoper Orr described the film as "flamboyantly bad" and "irretrievably silly, a potty-mouthed fantasy that somehow mistakes itself for a fearless excavation of the dark recesses of the human soul", suggesting that what might have worked on stage came across as "ostentatious melodrama" on film.

    Box office

    The film was released on December 3, 2004 in North America. Closer opened in 476 theaters, but the theater count was increased after the film was released. The film was domestically a moderate financial success, grossing $33,987,757. Huge success followed in the international market, where the film grossed an additional $81,517,270; over 70% of its $115,505,027 worldwide gross. The film was produced on a budget of US$27 million.

    Awards and nominations

    The film won the following awards:

    The film was nominated for the following awards:

    Home media

    Closer was released on DVD in 2005 and Blu-ray on May 22, 2007.

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