History YMMV / Closer

20th Aug '17 1:13:12 AM DrOO7
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* StrangledByTheRedString: The film does this with the pairings, thanks to multiple time skips that don't fill in the blanks. Dan decides he's in love with Anna after one kiss. Anna gives Dan the brush-off. . .but the next scene has them confessing to their respective partners that they've been having an affair for over a year. Anna reassures Dan of her love for him despite having slept with Larry. . .the next scene reveals that she went back to Larry. Alice rebuffs Larry. . .but Larry is later seen taunting Dan about having slept with her. Dan is depressed over Anna leaving him. . .the next scene is of him and ''Alice'' in bed, having reconciled and all we get to explain this is a brief flashback of him tracking her down at the strip club. It gets jarring.
2nd Aug '17 12:55:08 AM DrOO7
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* AwardSnub: Neither Portman nor Owen winning the Best Supporting Oscar in their respective categories. A bit of a surprise, given that they each nailed

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* AwardSnub: Neither Portman nor Owen winning the Best Supporting Oscar in their respective categories. A bit of a surprise, given that they each nailednailed the Golden Globe and the Globes tend to be a preview of the Academy Awards.
2nd Aug '17 12:49:34 AM DrOO7
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* AwardSnub: Neither Portman nor Owen winning the Best Supporting Oscar in their respective categories. A bit of a surprise, given that they each nailed


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* {{Tearjerker}}: The fights between the respective couples regarding their infidelity are brutally realistic and quite uncomfortable for anyone who's been in the same situation.
13th Dec '16 10:09:34 AM fearlessnikki
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: More like Everyone Remembers [[PlayingAgainstType Natalie Portman]] Played a Stripper.
** Though conveniently enough the scene also has lots of great dialogue, so you can handily claim that's what you're watching it for.
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: The cybersex scene between Dan and an unwitting Larry.

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: More like Everyone Remembers [[PlayingAgainstType Natalie Portman]] Played a Stripper.
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Stripper. Though conveniently enough the scene also has lots of great dialogue, so you can handily claim that's [[IOnlyReadItForTheArticles what you're watching it for.
for]].
* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: SugarWiki/FunnyMoments:
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The cybersex scene between Dan and an unwitting Larry.Larry.
** To say nothing of Larry and Anna's subsequent awkward meeting in the aquarium the next day. Anna realises he's been pranked and finds it ActuallyPrettyFunny, while Larry is at first in complete denial that he wasn't [[{{GIRL}} really talking to a woman]].
* HilariousInHindsight: It's revealed at the end that [[spoiler: Alice's real name is actually Jane. Natalie Portman would go on to play two more characters called that in ''Jane Got A Gun'' and in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse]].


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* SheReallyCanAct: An odd example. Julia Roberts was considered the weakest of the four leads in anticipation of the film. Although she had an Oscar win for ''Film/ErinBrockovich'', she was heavily typecast as TheIngenue in romantic comedies. Here she's slightly against type - Jane for instance would be the role more within type for her - and she was given lots of praise. Anna is considered one of her more underrated roles.
2nd Sep '16 1:59:43 PM gewunomox
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!!The film:

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!!The film:!! Film:



* CrowningMomentOfFunny: The cybersex scene between Dan and an unwitting Larry.
* MagnificentBastard: Larry. Essentially engineers his and Anna's reconciliation, as well as Alice and Dan breaking up for good by blackmailing Anna into sex--he bluntly admits that he did this for the sole purpose of fucking with Dan--and later telling Dan that he slept with Alice as well. Sure enough, Dan reacts exactly as Larry predicted--he can't deal with either revelation and his relationships with both women end. Larry gets his wife back, Alice moves on with her life, and Dan is left alone and dejected.

!!The album by Joy Division:

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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: The cybersex scene between Dan and an unwitting Larry.
* MagnificentBastard: Larry. Essentially engineers his and Anna's reconciliation, as well as Alice and Dan breaking up for good by blackmailing Anna into sex--he sex -- he bluntly admits that he did this for the sole purpose of fucking with Dan--and Dan -- and later telling Dan that he slept with Alice as well. Sure enough, Dan reacts exactly as Larry predicted--he predicted -- he can't deal with either revelation and his relationships with both women end. Larry gets his wife back, Alice moves on with her life, and Dan is left alone and dejected.

!!The album by Joy Division:
dejected.
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!! Album:



* TearJerker: Pretty much the entire album, but especially the last four songs, which are some of the bleakest musical recordings in history. More than one person has described the lyrics on the album as "suicide notes set to music."

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* TearJerker: Pretty much the entire album, but especially the last four songs, which are some of the bleakest musical recordings in history. More than one person has described the lyrics on the album as "suicide notes set to music.""
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22nd Jul '15 12:31:44 AM BronyoftheOctaves
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* HarsherInHindsight: '''Every fucking thing''' just screamed "Ian Curtis is going to kill himself".
28th Feb '15 5:00:21 PM DavidDelony
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* TearJerker: Pretty much the entire album, but especially the last four songs, which are some of the bleakest musical recordings in history.

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* TearJerker: Pretty much the entire album, but especially the last four songs, which are some of the bleakest musical recordings in history. More than one person has described the lyrics on the album as "suicide notes set to music."
18th Jan '15 4:03:55 PM CassandraLeo
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!!The album by Joy Division:

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!!The album by Joy Division:Division:
* TearJerker: Pretty much the entire album, but especially the last four songs, which are some of the bleakest musical recordings in history.
15th Sep '14 3:52:08 AM Quag15
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!!The film:



* MagnificentBastard: Larry. Essentially engineers his and Anna's reconciliation, as well as Alice and Dan breaking up for good by blackmailing Anna into sex--he bluntly admits that he did this for the sole purpose of fucking with Dan--and later telling Dan that he slept with Alice as well. Sure enough, Dan reacts exactly as Larry predicted--he can't deal with either revelation and his relationships with both women end. Larry gets his wife back, Alice moves on with her life, and Dan is left alone and dejected.

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* MagnificentBastard: Larry. Essentially engineers his and Anna's reconciliation, as well as Alice and Dan breaking up for good by blackmailing Anna into sex--he bluntly admits that he did this for the sole purpose of fucking with Dan--and later telling Dan that he slept with Alice as well. Sure enough, Dan reacts exactly as Larry predicted--he can't deal with either revelation and his relationships with both women end. Larry gets his wife back, Alice moves on with her life, and Dan is left alone and dejected.dejected.

!!The album by Joy Division:
11th Feb '13 5:23:28 PM BondGirl
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* MagnificentBastard: Larry. Essentially engineers his and Anna's reconciliation, as well as Alice and Dan breaking up for good by blackmailing Anna into sex--he bluntly admits that he did this for the sole purpose of fucking with Dan--and later telling Dan that he slept with Alice as well. Sure enough, Dan reacts exactly as Larry predicted--he can't deal with either revelation and his relationships with both women end. Larry gets his wife back, Alice moves on with her live, and Dan is left alone and dejected.

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* MagnificentBastard: Larry. Essentially engineers his and Anna's reconciliation, as well as Alice and Dan breaking up for good by blackmailing Anna into sex--he bluntly admits that he did this for the sole purpose of fucking with Dan--and later telling Dan that he slept with Alice as well. Sure enough, Dan reacts exactly as Larry predicted--he can't deal with either revelation and his relationships with both women end. Larry gets his wife back, Alice moves on with her live, life, and Dan is left alone and dejected.
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