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Anybody see CLOSER?

May 16th, 2005, 11:31 AM
I just don't get it. It got 4 stars all over the place so I rented it a couple days ago and I don't get it. Is there some deeper meaning or does it just SUCK?

May 16th, 2005, 11:32 AM
I don't think I've seen it but from the sounds of it, I won't bother renting it now.

May 16th, 2005, 12:04 PM
It's just that, ok, they cheat on each other with the other one. And then they get back together and then one couple stays together and the other breaks up... And for some reason, probably a symbol I simply don't get, you don't know a character's real name till the end... I don't get it. :rolleyes: If the story was focused on Jude Law's character then there could be a point, but all the characters were nearly all equally developed. :confused:

May 16th, 2005, 12:55 PM
Good movie I just rented on Rogers on Demand is Go with sarah polley, katie holmes. Its an older movie, not that old... But it was pretty good! It was an unexpected surprise!

I cant explain it but it was one of the best i have seen in a couple months.....

May 16th, 2005, 01:08 PM
I've seen it and I don't get it either.
Besides just going in circles of who is sleeping with who, the conversations between them all were very short, with no explainations at all. I didn't like it!

May 16th, 2005, 06:20 PM
I hated the movie, I like the actors, but they wasted their time making it, and I wasted mine watching it :) lol


May 17th, 2005, 11:52 AM
I quite liked it.

Sure the characters' motives were all screwy but they were very interesting IMO - I thought the acting and the mood of the film was great.


May 18th, 2005, 04:11 AM
I was soooo disappointed in it! it had big names... but the storyline was terrible!!! the best part about it for me was trying to work out how Julia Roberts got her hair to look so great!!!

May 18th, 2005, 01:38 PM
I quite liked it.

Sure the characters' motives were all screwy but they were very interesting IMO - I thought the acting and the mood of the film was great.


Exactly how I felt. I love Clive Owen! I also thought that the script was intelligently written.

May 19th, 2005, 11:43 AM
For those of you who liked it, what was the point of it? Was there a point? Did I miss something?

May 20th, 2005, 01:37 PM
The point lies in the characters and the complexe, deceptive yet sincere in their own way relationships among the characters. Don't you think the movie made you think of love and commitment from a different angle?

The storyline doesn't have to make any sense for the movie to make sense, if you know what I mean, storyline is only a part of a movie, an essential part for sure, but it's not the entire movie. I thoroughly enjoyed the script, some really intelligent dialogues like the time Jude Law explained to Portman that if someone says "he was a private person" that really means "he's gay"...:D The witty script almost reminded me of Woody Allen. Have you seen the late Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut? Do you like that movie?

May 23rd, 2005, 12:22 AM
I actually hated Eyes wide shut... If whomever wrote that story had ever done what he had written about...

Closer didn't make me look at relationships at all differently. It just points out that some people think the grass is greener no matter what side they are on. I have a friend like that. She's kissed 4 guys since she got married, just to see if she had feelings for them... I'd like to tell these people: Grow up. Relationships are not decided in 2 minutes of picture taking, unless you're looking to get out. That's the thing. Movies always make it seem like relationships are fairy tales until someone falls out of love and ruins it. What about those of us who fall out of love and WORK at it?

Want a movie that's weird AND makes you think? How about "Million Dollar Hotel"? If that movie doesn't make you feel something...

I just don't get these movies where the director tries too hard to be sort of abstract and ends up making a movie about nothing. I can get "nothing" in my own life. I don't have to pay an extra $10 for it... :)

May 24th, 2005, 03:56 PM

Seems like you and I have the same taste in movies.

I LOVED eyes wide shut....another very moody film with loads of 'atmosphere' and great acting.

May 24th, 2005, 05:55 PM
I thought Closer was great! It had a different take on love and commitment and intimacy than most cheesy hollywood romances. It also shows how one little thing (ie. Jude Law insisting Alice tells him about sleeping with the other dude) can make or break a relationship. To some people love is a decision yadiyada. Type of movie you'd have to be in the mood to watch though. But I gotta admit I wasn't a big fan of Eyes Wide Shut.

May 25th, 2005, 09:27 AM
Marko, I too LOVED Eys Wide Shut! It was a hard one to digest, I had to watch it a couple more times to fully appreciate the genius of Kubrick. The movie is loaded with symbolism: it is as good as it gets.