|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Natalie Portman, Clive Owen, Jude Law, Julia Roberts|
|Genres:||Drama - Romantic, Romance - General|
|Collections:||Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 Jun 2005|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
Most helpful review
Closer or Further? 3.5 StarsBy N Stafford from England , 27 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Closer is creepy and honest in the way your still-single chain smoking auntie is creepy and honest; with a cynical heart, and clipped words. Most of the movie revolving around the failure of relationships, the subsequent breakup, the arguments, the betrayals - like watching a year of Coronation street in fast forward. But it's not all that bad - there are some great scenes -- as when Clive Owen follows Julie Roberts around his apartment asking her piercing questions about her affair albeit with hypocritical abandon; watching Natalie Portman amazingly dynamic acting skills, and amazingly dynamic bodice; watching Owen breaking Jude Law's heart with unflinching, but warranted, menace; and others. Jude Law is a little Shakespearian bitch (you know - those guys who talk to their hearts) - and it's only possible to sympathise with him if you forget that he's the cause of his own woes. Julie Roberts, although a strong actor, mopes around this movie like a cardboard, trying too hard not to overtake the film and to understate her performance. This movie comes across as urban professional movie, almost an inverse creation of 'Love Actually' - 'No Love Actually'. Have you ever played 'The Sims' on the computer? I think if the Sims were a tad more aggressive and urban they'd all talk like this. But after all this - I still think it's worth watching - there are worse movies to be had, and I enjoyed watching their IKEA walls come crashing down.
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Give it a miss.By MzBizkitz (67 reviews) , 01 Apr 2013Odd, I didn't really enjoy this film. It all seemed a bit too ridiculous. I was surprised that so many good actors/actresses were in this with such a strange storyline, but there you go. Each to their own!
Get as far away as possibleBy Bobsview (554 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 14 Feb 2013Fabulous cast but oh dear what an awful film. Appallingly bad film with all star cast wasted inc Julia Roberts, Jude Law about sex and relationships between 2 couples. the script is a joke. I would have given it zero stars if I could.
Get closer to the fast forward button coz you'll need it to get through this film!By a customer , 18 Dec 2012Probably one of the worst films I've ever seen..... Complete and utter rubbish. Tried to use dialogue to shock the viewer but just bored me senseless!
Awful filmBy a customer , 13 Nov 2012Wasted an hour trying to watch this film, it was awful, bad language, no real story line, gave upto it in the end. Wouldnt recommend.
Closer than necessaryBy a customer , 22 Oct 2012I obviously misunderstood what was on offer from this film, probably attracted in part to it by the cast. Individually I love the actors but I was somewhat shocked by the coarse nature of the script and there didn't seem to be any depth to it, which would have justified the language.
It went around in circles. I'm a hapless romantic so my disappointment could be attributed to the lack of a happy ending. There was no conclusion - it just stopped being...a relief in fact like death after a long and painful illness?