Closer (2004, USA) C-104m. *** D: Mike Nichols. Starring Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Clive Owen, Natalie Portman, Nick Hobbs, Colin Stinton. Character drama set in London examines the lives of four people. Journalist Law chats up American tourist Portman but then falls in love with photographer Roberts. Doctor Owen meets Law in a sex chat and is set up to meet Roberts. Complications ensue, with unexpected fast forwards in the story. Interesting drama, with refreshingly experimental writing, adapted by Patrick Marber (from his own play). A telling comment on modern relationships, male fantasies and female frustrations, well-acted, too.


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