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At Theaters: 12/17/2004 On Video: 3/29/2005
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 44 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 439941
Studio: Sony Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
The story of four strangers - their chance meetings, instant attractions and casual betrayals.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama Comedy - This is a very dark, very talky, sexually frank drama. Story takes a back seat to character and performance, and it very much looks and sounds like it was based on a play. Fans of Julia Roberts's popular romantic comedies beware as the film is quite the opposite, and quite risque.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Julia Roberts MONA LISA SMILE, CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND
Jude Law ALFIE, I HEART HUCKABEES
Natalie Portman GARDEN STATE
Clive Owen KING ARTHUR, BEYOND BORDERS, THE BOURNE IDENTITY
Dir/Prod: Mike Nichols WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM?, PRIMARY COLORS
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Production Notes Heading
Beginnings, Ends, Middles
The Players
Working With Nichols
Dressing London
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words, 2 S-words, a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Sexy dancing with nudity; nonstop graphic sex talk.
VIOLENCE: A man hits a woman.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Dark, often sex-related verbal humor.
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Very Good

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Very Good Closer starts like a nice romantic drama, with a couple of 'meet cutes' (as Roger Ebert calls them), then does a 180-degree turn and shows what happens when happily ever after rots from the inside out. It isn't just the relationships that curdle, but the characters.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Excellent What is unique about "Closer," making it seem right for these insincere times, is that the characters do not understand each other, or themselves. They know how to go through the motions of pushing the right buttons, and how to pretend their buttons have been pushed, but do they truly experience anything at all except their own pleasure?

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 40 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
2
Low
50%
13-19Teens (F)
5
Low
20%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
About 50/50
50%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
5
About 50/50
100%
30+Adults (M)
4
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (F)
22
Low
27%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
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Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 40 moviegoer opinions. This was a limited release movie so we weren't able to collect very many opinions. Fortunately, there are enough adult female opinions to indicate how good, or in this case how bad "Closer" is. These are TERRIBLE opinions. Only a small percentage enjoyed it and many hated it. It's now obvious why this movie was only released to limited theaters. There were a few in the other age and gender groups that enjoyed it, but there are so few opinions in these groups that it's not very accurate. For the most part critics thought "Closer" was great. So if your taste in movies tends to run close to that of critics then you may enjoy "Closer." Everyone else should proceed with caution.

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