Closer (2004)

Last week I watched Closer (2004) on DVD. Great cast, great film, great dialogue.

Actually, there are a few scenes with some major shoe leather in terms of the dialogue. Think Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich (2000) but worse and you get the idea.

The film is based on a play by Patrick Marber who also wrote the screenplay which is why the dialogue is so good. Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen star are a pair of hopeless couples that struggle with relationships. Did I mention that this is a great cast?

The opening scene uses a song called “The Blower’s Daughter” by Damien Rice which works perfectly. It’s also used again at the end of the film providing a sense of closure to the story. I found myself going to iTunes the next day and downloading copy of “The Blower’s Daughter”.

Every time I hear this song I’ll have a clear picture of Jude Law and Natalie Portman slowly approaching each other on a crowded London street.

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