Closer


Closer

Overview:

A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.

Votes 801 (6.7/10)

Runtime: 104 minutes

Release Date 2004-12-01

Budget: $27,000,000.00

Revenue: $115,505,027.00

Tagline: If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking.

Production company:

  • Columbia Pictures

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Drama
  • Romance

Trailer

Further Information

Anna Cameron
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Dan Woolf
Jude Law
Jude Law
Alice Ayres
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman
Larry Gray
Clive Owen
Clive Owen
Customs Officer
Colin Stinton
Colin Stinton
Taxi Driver
Nick Hobbs
Nick Hobbs
Car driver (uncredited)
Steve Benham
Steve Benham
Chatty Exhibition Guest (uncredited)
Elizabeth Bower
Elizabeth Bower
Customs Officer (uncredited)
Ray Donn
Ray Donn
Coughing Man (uncredited)
Daniel Dresner
Daniel Dresner
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Rrenford Junior Fagan
Rrenford Junior Fagan
Luke (uncredited)
Antony Gabriel
Antony Gabriel
Smoking Man (uncredited)
Michael Haley
Michael Haley
Traveler (uncredited)
Selena Mars
Selena Mars
Bartender (uncredited)
Steve Morphew
Steve Morphew
Bodyguard (uncredited)
Peter Rnic
Peter Rnic
Bouncer (uncredited)
Robert Stone
Robert Stone
Traveller (uncredited)
Jacqui-Lee Pryce
Jacqui-Lee Pryce
Director
Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
Theatre Play
Patrick Marber
Patrick Marber
Screenplay
Patrick Marber
Patrick Marber
Producer
John Calley
John Calley
Producer
Cary Brokaw
Cary Brokaw
Producer
Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
Director of Photography
Stephen Goldblatt
Stephen Goldblatt
Editor
Antonia Van Drimmelen
Antonia Van Drimmelen
Editor
John Bloom
John Bloom
Production Design
Tim Hatley
Tim Hatley
Executive Producer
Celia D. Costas
Celia D. Costas
Executive Producer
Robert Fox
Robert Fox
Executive Producer
Scott Rudin
Scott Rudin
Assistant Director
Michael Haley
Michael Haley
Stand In
Steve Morphew
Steve Morphew
Associate Producer
Paul A. Levin
Paul A. Levin
Co-Producer
Michael Haley
Michael Haley
Co-Executive Producer
Paula Jalfon
Paula Jalfon
Art Direction
Grant Armstrong
Grant Armstrong
Art Direction
Hannah Moseley
Hannah Moseley
Art Direction
Mark Raggett
Mark Raggett
Set Decoration
John Bush
John Bush
Costume Design
Ann Roth
Ann Roth
Makeup Artist
Trefor Proud
Trefor Proud
Hairstylist
Christine Blundell
Christine Blundell
Unit Production Manager
Rachel Neale
Rachel Neale
Unit Production Manager
Antoine Douaihy
Antoine Douaihy
Special Effects Supervisor
Stuart Brisdon
Stuart Brisdon
Special Effects
Jennifer Herbert
Jennifer Herbert
Special Effects
Mark White
Mark White
Stunt Coordinator
Ray De-Haan
Ray De-Haan
Casting
Sondra James
Sondra James
Music Editor
Nancy Allen
Nancy Allen
Music Editor
Suzana Peric
Suzana Peric
Script Supervisor
Mary Bailey
Mary Bailey
Title Graphics
J. John Corbett
J. John Corbett
Unit Publicist
Nicole Gregory
Nicole Gregory
Steadicam Operator
Pete Cavaciuti
Pete Cavaciuti
Still Photographer
Clive Coote
Clive Coote
Assistant Editor
Andrew Buckland
Andrew Buckland
Foley
Jamie Baker
Jamie Baker
Visual Effects
Doug Spilatro
Doug Spilatro
Visual Effects Supervisor
Olaf Wendt
Olaf Wendt
Co-Executive Producer
Duncan Reid
Duncan Reid

Vincent

**Menage a Quatre** You may like _Closer_ because of its flawed characters and their doomed relationships. I like it because it's square. The assorted combinations of love and friendship, scorn and resentment, among two males and two females are literally geometrical. Typically, the dependable love triangle pits three characters together, often a heterosexual convention establishing a male lead zig-zagging between two females, or a female lead choosing between two male suitors. What if we include an extra character? How many triangles can be made with four individuals? Four! And _Closer_ expertly covers them all. Next time you see it, draw out a square with each character occupying a corner. Then connect each of the couplings and triangles as they occur, beginning with Julia-Jude-Natalie. Jude falls for Natalie, introduces her to Julia who gets intimate with her camera. The Jude-Clive-Julia triangle is a clever one. Clive is introduced when Jude seduces him online pretending to be Julia who he meets at the aquarium. Often when a movie script or stage play adheres to a strict formula, it turns out flat and predictable. Not _Closer_. Applying a quadrangular network forces each character to cover all the bases, tagging up every way possible, pushing each juncture to the limit.

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