Because our man Diego is living up to his blog name, he’s got his feet up watching Netflix today whilst the rest of us do posts for him. JUST KIDDING – I’m not actually sure what he’s doing but I’m very honoured to have the pleasure of posting here. I’m going to review one of my favourite movies. I did say I’d be reviewing Girl On The Train, but instead of going to the cinema as planned, I had a lot of tequila and made bad choices. I hope you’re not mad, Diego. So here comes my take on Closer (2004).
“What’s so great about the truth? Try lying for a change, it’s the currency of the world.”
What’s it about?
Two men and two women embody the phrase “it’s complicated” as their relationships become a tangled web of lust and lies.
Who’s in it?
Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Clive Owen and Queen Amidala/Padme from the second round of Star Wars movies.
Why should I watch it?
+ Everyone in it is nice to look at
+ Apart from Jude law, he’s too smug at times
+ It’s adapted from a play, which means the dialogue is naturally amazing
+ I’d actually say the dialogue carries the movie, there’s some really interesting exchanges and heated conversations between the four characters
+ “My nappies were flared”
+ Maybe you have to see the movie to get the quotes
+ All four actors and actresses give a really solid performance
+ You can’t help but get extremely emotionally invested
+ There’s not a single key protagonist, all four characters are leading, which makes for a unique plot
+ Not your average narrative arc
+ Like the fade outs to show time has passed
+ There’s not the usual “5 years later” showing on the screen
+ Gives a realistic representation of relationships and the difficulties we face as part of human nature
+ At last
+ Best opening scene ever, in my opinion
+ Damien Rice soundtrack, love his music
+ There’s a very existential feeling to the movie, kind of Woody Allen-esque
Why shouldn’t I watch it?
– It is pretty depressing
– If you’re an optimist you’re probably not going to enjoy it
– Actually, there is optimism in it
– Shows that getting hit by a car can turn into love
– The jumps in time can be a little confusing, maybe you’ve got to watch it a couple of times to follow the plot thoroughly
– Jude Law’s smugness
This movie is a breath of fresh air because it’s not your usual cheesy love story. It feels very human, like we’re just getting a closer (get it?) look at intimate relationships. We get to experience the intricacies of being in love from four different angles, four totally different people.
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