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Should Closer be sent down?


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RE: Should Closer be sent down? - 21/3/2007 7:56:49 PM   
Sharky2205

 

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Not Guilty! An inside look at some very strange relationships but still a very good film. And I completely agree with Kim Newman that Natalie Portman's character at the end of the film is free from her trapped life. Added to by a very good soundtrack.

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RE: Should Closer be sent down? - 21/3/2007 9:22:06 PM   
Auron41


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When I watched Closer, I felt that I'd wasted two hours of my life.  It seemed a messy juxtaposition of supposedly 'real' relationships and truly artificial dialog. 
 
You can't simply take the latter as a given just because it's an adaptation...it's meant to adapt, right?  Moreover, the fact that the film deals with the awkward, selfish, destructive side of love is no excuse.  There's no metaphor here; it's a clumsy, terribly self-indulgent piece of work.  Guilty!
 
Don't get me wrong though, all credit to the actors, especially Owen and Roberts, who make the best of what they're given.
 
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RE: Should Closer be sent down? - 28/3/2007 11:49:06 AM   
dark crystal


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All I can say is thank God  Hollywood  makes films like Closer.

Intelligent, thought provoking, character driven and close to the bone, this film is definitely not guilty.

The only weak link, as others have mentioned, is the awful Julia Roberts. But then, I've never been able to stomach her in anything apres Pretty Woman.

In an industry dominated with remakes, special effects, comic book adaptations and Snakes on a Plane, it's refreshing to see films like this that rely merely on good, old-fashioned acting, story and dialogue.

The defence rests, your honour

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RE: Should Closer be sent down? - 4/4/2007 11:28:44 AM   
discodave101


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i don't remember seeing an article about it being found 'not guilty' in this months empire. Was it there?

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