Closer (movie)

2004 film directed by Mike Nichols

Closer is a 2004 American romantic drama movie set in London, England. The movie stars Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen. It was produced and directed by Mike Nichols. The movie was recognized with a number of awards and nominations, including Academy Award nominations and Golden Globe wins for both Portman and Owen for their acting in supporting roles. The movie was written by Patrick Marber, based on his award-winning 1997 play of the same name.

Directed byMike Nichols
Written byPatrick Marber
Based onCloser
by Patrick Marber
Produced byMike Nichols
Cary Brokaw
John Calley
CinematographyStephen Goldblatt
Edited byJohn Bloom
Antonia Van Drimmelen
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date
  • December 3, 2004 (2004-12-03)
Running time
104 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$27 million[1]
Box office$115.5 million

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Ignoring a traffic light, Alice (Portman) crosses the street to the opposite side of the road and is hit by a car. The accidental witness of the incident, a failed writer Dan (Lowe), takes the girl to the doctor, but not only out of nobility — Alice is too beautiful to miss the chance to get to know her better. The couple's communication turned out to be quite fruitful: before that, Dan, who made his living writing obituaries, had written a book. The source of inspiration and prototype of the heroine was his roommate, Alice, to whom the writer remained faithful for a year. After meeting the expressive photographer Anna (Roberts), Dan begins to think about the benefits of diversity, but the flirtation, which Alice also becomes aware of, never ends. For fun, Dan introduces Anna to Larry (Owen), and soon the love triangle turns into a square.

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  1. "Closer (2004)". Retrieved March 21, 2006.