#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Smart-but-ineffectual journalist Dan “We use euphemisms!” cannot decide between his girlfriend, loving-but-clingy waitress Alice, or his lover cold-but-intellectual photographer Anna; herself indecisive between Dan and honest-but-thuggish “You’re bloody gorgeous!” doctor Larry. The film puts the four leading characters in a box and strips them apart.
Plot: Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
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I prefer when a movie is a movie. But when a movie is a very good play, we should be happy as well because there just aren’t that many good things around.
This is a play, there’s no mistaking. All the dynamics in it are seated in the words, all the motives in the four beings. There is no cinematic device used or necessary, except the revealing of the passport at the end, and I am sure that was handled differently in the stage version.
Mike Nichols makes a living out of taking constructions that work well on the stage and adding a few cinematic glosses so that the thing gives the impression it was born as a screen being. I find his tricks in this regard distracting, even a bit offensive because he hasn’t adapted as the visual vocabulary has.
Never mind. Just eliminate the film components of its being and focus on the stage components and you still have something worthwhile, because here Nichols is still fresh.
You can read other folks to learn the story. It hardly matters. What matters to me is the clever, deep way the writer has constructed the thing. The visceral effect is from the panic and desperation of love. Nothing new there. What makes this effective, I think, are two things. Writerly things.
The first is that he hasn’t just described the tippy balance of living in a romance. He hasn’t just displayed the radical fuzziness and unpredictability of a world where that is all you know. He’s made it the root of the story. This story has absolutely none of the logic to it that you expect when you see a love story. Everything seems real and natural after it has happened, but there’s no way at all to predict what will happen next when you are in the thing. Its a great help in storytelling; you have to cling fast to what is happening. Its the best type of engagement, sucking you in by simply making you wonder, even worry about what is going to happen next. Its rare. Its good.
I’d like to point out how the four characters are constructed. A popular writing technique is to take one whole soul and break it into bits. Then the bits can get fleshed out imperfectly and interact so that the interaction has a being. In this case, start with a movie. What four pieces do you need? The writer (Dan), the photographer (Anna), the actor (Alice) and the director, the person concerned with the “skin” of the thing.
Its no accident, I think that it is impossible to settle on any one of these characters. You can go through this experience time and time again, each time tracing a different person’s path, or the path of a relationship or even an urge.
This part is great too. Apart from Nichols’ cinematic naivety, there’s only one blot: Julia Roberts. She just doesn’t understand what it means to be part of an assembly. She’s not an actress in the real sense, the theatrical sense that Nichols knows how to sculpt. No wonder he wanted Cate Blanchett instead.
Ted’s Evaluation — 3 of 3: Worth watching.
DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO PERFECTION!
It’s once in a very rare time that I go to the movies and I’m treated as an adult. I see a film that is intelligent, thought provoking, provocative and rawly realistic. Closer is that film. It present an honest portrayal of four severely unlikable characters and they screw with each others love lives back and forth. The film is told in adult sporting complexity through the growing plot points , the way it’s filled and it’s tasty advancing dialogue. Everyone in the film turns in a powerhouse performance worthy of Oscar consideration. Ms. Portman is wonderful as Alice shedding her blockbuster star wars acting skills and portraying someone multi dimensional with heart and pizazz. Julia Roberts stars as Anna in a cold, subtle performance which will leave audiences appreciating her acting believability as she pounces through each of her scenes with charismatic force. Jude law and Clive Owen are the real surprises here both turning in wonderfully appealing performance. Strong, weak, flawed and memorable. Especially whose last outing was the entertaining but mediocre action summer pic King Arthur. The film has wonderfully tight direction and sports beautifully placid colors and a fine adult score. The film draws dangerously close to being a near perfect film. I only wish it could’ve gone on for abit longer I wasn’t completely satisfied to the ends of the characters on which we were give. but life itself isn’t perfect or satisfying and this is a slick of someones life. Rush out and go see Closer! Oner of the best film’s of the year!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min), 1 hr 38 min (98 min) (TV) (Turkey)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Mike Nichols
Writer Patrick Marber (play), Patrick Marber (screenplay)
Actors Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Clive Owen
Country USA, UK
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 48 nominations.
Production Company Columbia Pictures
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Aaton 35-III, Cooke S4 Lenses, Arricam LT, Cooke S4, Varotal and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4, Varotal and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435 ES, Cooke S4, Varotal and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,844 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218, Fuji Reala 500D 8592)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)