Closer (2004)
Front Cover Actor
Natalie Portman Alice
Jude Law Dan
Julia Roberts Anna
Clive Owen Larry
Nick Hobbs Taxi Driver
Colin Stinton Customs Officer
Steve Benham Car driver (uncredited)
Jaclynn Tiffany Brown Tourist (uncredited)
Michael Haley Smoking Man (uncredited)
Steve Morphew Bartender (uncredited)
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Romance
Director Mike Nichols
Producer Cary Brokaw; John Calley
Writer Patrick Marber
Studio Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 44 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Patrick Marber's acclaimed stage drama about the romantic interactions of four people has been given a reverent screen adaptation by director and producer Mike Nichols. Dan (Jude Law) is a writer in London who wants to finish a novel, but in the meantime supports himself by writing obituaries. One day he chances upon Alice (Natalie Portman), a beautiful young American expatriate, when he sees her get hit by a car. Alice immediately falls for Dan, and gives him her love without reservation. Dan is initially enchanted with Alice, and returns her affection, but while she inspires him to write his novel (based on her life), her neediness begins to wear on him. Anna (Julia Roberts) is a photographer who is hired to take a portrait of Dan for the dust jacket of his book; Dan is attracted to her easy confidence, and while the two of them flirt, Anna soon (inadvertently through Dan's playful machinations) meets Larry (Clive Owen), a dermatologist, and marries him. Dan can't get Anna out of his mind even though she's married, and the two become lovers, but Dan is frustrated by the fact that Anna is reluctant to leave Larry for him. Patrick Marber wrote the screenplay for this adaptation of Closer; it was the playwright's first feature-film credit. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
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Index 1522
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 3/29/05
Purchase Price $16.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
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Folder 012
Product Details
Edition Superbit Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 043396048478
Release Date 3/29/05
Subtitles English; French
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby DTS Surround Sound