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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Julia Roberts
Clive Owen
Natalie Portman
Jude Law
Directors
Mike Nichols
Screenwriters
Patrick Marber
Running Time
98 minutes

Closer
A fractured story of fractured romantic entanglements


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Plot
Dan helps Alice after a minor accident. After using her in his novel, he's photographed by Anna. Through an internet prank, Dan gets Anna together with Larry, before Larry finds Alice in a strip-club…


Verdict
It’s almost as structurally daring as Memento, demanding that the audience fills in the gaps. And, like Virginia Woolf and Carnal Knowledge, or even The Graduate, it’s also frank enough to push back the boundaries of how explicit non-porno film can be about sex — but manages to be brutally funny with it.


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