• Closer (2004)


Release Date: December 3rd, 2004

DVD Release Date: March 29th, 2005

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Alice (Natalie Portman), an American stripper who has moved to London, meets Dan (Jude Law) on the street. While looking at him, a taxi hits her. After taking her to the hospital, Dan begins dating Alice. A year later, Dan -- who has written a novel about Alice -- is bored. He flirts with photographer Anna (Julia Roberts). Pretending to be her in a chat room, he leads dermatologist Larry (Clive Owen) to an accidental meeting with Anna. As the years pass, both relationships disintegrate.

Cast: Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen, Nick Hobbs, Colin Stinton, Elizabeth Bower, Abdul Popoola

Director: Mike Nichols

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: New York City, Dark, Fall, Hotel, Forbidden love, Intense, London, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Bring Zoloft and a tank of oxygen to Closer, an airless, ultimately joyless drama of sexual politics.

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Closer, in the end, lacks a certain heft. The language and the actions of the characters are brutal and devastating. The movie itself, a little too nice. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Determined to be faithful to the strong, often shocking language and in-your-face drama in Marber's mannered writing, Nichols and his actors find no way to lift Closer into a realm that enlightens. show more

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Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)