Plot Summary: Drama exploring the ever-changing state of
modern relationships through two couples tangled in a
web of love, lust, sex and betrayal.. When the guy from
the first couple links up with the gal from the second
couple, the group dynamic turns ugly. '
'Closer'' is said to be the perfect combination of ''Who's
Afraid of Virginia Woolf'' and ''Carnal Knowledge'' with
a dash of ''The Graduate'' thrown in for good measure.
- This role garnered Natalie a Best Supporting Actress
win at the Golden Globes as well as many nominations at
award shows including the Academy Awards.
- Clive Owen played the role of Dan in the original
stage production. He also won the Golden Globe for Best
Supporting Actor and was nominated at the Oscars.
- At the beginning of filming, Natalie gave Julia
Roberts a necklace that said "cunt" in honor of their
characters' foul mouths. At the end of filming, Julia
Roberts gave Natalie Portman a necklace that said "lil'
- Cate Blanchett was originally signed to play the role
of Anna, but due to her second pregnancy she had to drop
out of the film.
- Feature adaptation of Patrick Marber's acclaimed stage
drama "Closer". Nominated for a Tony Award for Best
Play, Closer opened March 25, 1999 at Broadway's Music
Box Theatre following a London run at the Royal National
Running Time: 104 minutes.
MPAA Rating: for sequences of graphic sexual dialogue,
nudity/sexuality and language.
Budget: $27 million (USA: Columbia Pictures)
Gross: $33 987 757