History Film / Closer

11th Nov '17 10:21:32 PM MasterN
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Basically, it's a romantic drama set in contemporary London about two opposing sets of couples: Dan (Law) and Alice (Portman), and Larry (Owen) and Anna (Roberts), and their infidelities and heartbreak in a classic love square. It's better than it sounds. Its most famous scene is arguably the one where Alice is a pink-wigged stripper.

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Basically, it's a romantic drama set in contemporary London about two opposing sets of couples: Dan (Law) and Alice (Portman), and Larry (Owen) and Anna (Roberts), and their infidelities and heartbreak in a classic love square. It's better than it sounds. [[BestKnownForTheFanservice Its most famous scene is arguably the one where Alice is a pink-wigged stripper.
stripper.]]
7th Aug '17 2:31:46 PM DrOO7
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* WhamShot: The plaque with the name Alice Ayres. Cue Dan's stunned look as he realizes he has no idea who he was dating for four years.
* WouldHitAGirl: Anna mentions having been hit in a previous relationship and Dan slaps Alice after she spits on him, officially putting the nail in the coffin of their relationship.
2nd Aug '17 1:01:52 AM DrOO7
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* WhamLine: Plenty, usually revealing a character's adultery.
2nd Aug '17 12:36:59 AM DrOO7
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** Larry, too. Not two seconds after admitting to having cheated on Anna with a prostitute, he's flipping out when she admits to her affair with Dan.


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* SlutShaming: Anna indicates that Larry treats her like a whore in bed. He sarcastically snarls, "I wonder why?", essentially telling her that she ''is'' one, then tops off their argument by calling her a "fucked up slag".
2nd Aug '17 12:26:26 AM DrOO7
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* BettyAndVeronica: Both men have the choice between the wise, steady photographer Anna and the vivacious, flirtatious 'waif' Alice.
** Then it's flipped around in that ''Anna'' is the one who can't remain faithful to either of her lovers, while Alice is committed to Dan.

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* BettyAndVeronica: BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: Both men have the choice between the wise, steady photographer Anna and the vivacious, flirtatious 'waif' Alice.
** Then
Alice, but it's flipped around in that ''Anna'' is the one who can't remain faithful to either of her lovers, while Alice is committed to Dan.
12th Jun '17 9:00:13 PM nombretomado
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Owen and Portman received AcademyAward nominations, and won Golden Globe Awards, for their performances, with Owen also snagging a UsefulNotes/{{BAFTA}} Award.

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Owen and Portman received AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations, and won Golden Globe Awards, for their performances, with Owen also snagging a UsefulNotes/{{BAFTA}} Award.
25th Apr '17 10:57:22 AM Mdumas43073
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''Closer'' is a 2004 film -- based on a 1997 play by English playwright Patrick Marber -- starring Creator/NataliePortman as Alice, Jude Law as Dan, Clive Owen as Larry, and Creator/JuliaRoberts as Anna. Its most famous scene is arguably the one where Alice is a pink wigged stripper. Basically, it's a romantic drama set in contemporary London about two opposing sets of couples: Dan and Alice, and Larry and Anna, and their infidelities and heartbreak in a classic love square. It's better than it sounds.

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''Closer'' is a 2004 film -- directed by Creator/MikeNichols and based on a 1997 play by English playwright Patrick Marber -- Marber, starring Creator/NataliePortman as Alice, Jude Law as Dan, Clive Owen as Larry, Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/JudeLaw, Creator/NataliePortman, and Creator/JuliaRoberts as Anna. Its most famous scene is arguably the one where Alice is a pink wigged stripper. Creator/CliveOwen.

Basically, it's a romantic drama set in contemporary London about two opposing sets of couples: Dan (Law) and Alice, Alice (Portman), and Larry (Owen) and Anna, Anna (Roberts), and their infidelities and heartbreak in a classic love square. It's better than it sounds. Its most famous scene is arguably the one where Alice is a pink-wigged stripper.

Owen and Portman received AcademyAward nominations, and won Golden Globe Awards, for their performances, with Owen also snagging a UsefulNotes/{{BAFTA}} Award.
2nd Sep '16 2:07:49 PM gewunomox
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* BookEnds: The movie opens with Alice walking down a London street to "The Blower's Daughter," and ends with her walking [[spoiler: through New York's Times Square]] at the end.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: The movie opens with Alice walking down a London street to "The Blower's Daughter," and ends with her walking [[spoiler: through New York's Times Square]] at the end.



* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler: "My name is Jane", Alice's repeated response to Larry's query as to her real name. He thinks that she's insisting on sticking to her stripper persona]]

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* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler: "My name is Jane", Alice's repeated response to Larry's query as to her real name. He thinks that she's insisting on sticking to her stripper persona]]persona.]]



* [[AGoodNameForARockBand A Good Name for a Song]]: Music/PanicAtTheDisco and Music/FallOutBoy both took inspiration from the film: The songs "Lying is the Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off" and "But It's Better if You Do" form a quote from the aforementioned stripping scene. The line "He tastes like you, only sweeter" in "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" is, in the film, Anna's response to Larry's question of what Dan's ejaculate tastes like. The line "I love everything about you that hurts" in G.I.N.A.S.F.S is taken from the aforementioned pink wigged stripper scene.

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* [[AGoodNameForARockBand A Good Name for a Song]]: Music/PanicAtTheDisco and Music/FallOutBoy both took inspiration from the film: The songs "Lying is the Most Fun A a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off" and "But It's Better if If You Do" form a quote from the aforementioned stripping scene. The line "He tastes like you, only sweeter" in "Thnks Fr Th fr th Mmrs" is, in the film, Anna's response to Larry's question of what Dan's ejaculate tastes like. The line "I love everything about you that hurts" in G.I.N.A.S.F.S is taken from the aforementioned pink wigged stripper scene.



* JerkAss:The four main characters have all their moments of jerkassery, particularly Larry. Alice/[[spoiler:Jane]] on the other hand has a couple of JerkWithAHeartOfGold moments.

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* JerkAss:The {{Jerkass}}: The four main characters have all their moments of jerkassery, particularly Larry. Alice/[[spoiler:Jane]] Alice / [[spoiler: Jane]] on the other hand has a couple of JerkWithAHeartOfGold moments.



* LineOfSightName: [[spoiler:Alice, real name Jane Jones]] takes [[spoiler:her]] name after a person commemorated in real life in Postman's Park.

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* LineOfSightName: [[spoiler:Alice, [[spoiler: Alice, real name Jane Jones]] takes [[spoiler:her]] [[spoiler: her]] name after a person commemorated in real life in Postman's Park.
11th Jun '16 3:45:05 PM haloinsider
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13th Feb '16 10:12:09 PM DrOO7
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* AllStarCast



* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler: "My name is Jane", Alice's repeated response to Larry's query as to her real name. He thinks that she's insisting on sticking to her stripper persona]]



* OnlySaneMan: Alice is this. She has enough common sense to leave Dan the minute he admits to his infidelity, rebuffing his lame excuses, to reject Larry (initially), knowing full well that they'd only be seeking a pointless revenge against their cheating exes, to dump Dan for good when she realizes their reconciliation won't work, and to finally go home to escape the crazy, unhappy situation and make a fresh start.

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* NoodleIncident: Anna alludes to an abusive relationship in her past, but no other details are given.
* OnlySaneMan: Alice is this.Alice. She has enough common sense to leave Dan the minute he admits to his infidelity, rebuffing his lame excuses, to reject Larry (initially), knowing full well that they'd only be seeking a pointless revenge against their cheating exes, to dump Dan for good when she realizes their reconciliation won't work, and to finally go home to escape the crazy, unhappy situation and make a fresh start.


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* SympatheticAdulterer: Played with. While no one's cheating is made out to be okay, they aren't vilified for it either.
* TimeSkip: Frequently, and only revealed by the characters dialogue.
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