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(Mini Review) Closer



This is actually quite a hard review to write as several parts of the film remind me a bit too much of 'The Life of Angus', which if you see the film is not necessarily a good thing. It is a gritty 'romantic' film which is a lot more realistic (or at least in Angus-world) than many celluoid romantic ventures. I'd also imagine it pushes the boundaries of what is 'acceptable' language for many filmgoers as the central theme is definetly sex. Whilst you don't get to actually see any sex (which would be why it's certificate 15 and not 18) there's plenty of 'dirty talk' and other unsavoury distractions which would put off the 'morals' in the audience. Luckily my audience consisted of four people (including me) but that was largely because it was so early on a Saturday morning.

Clive Owen, Jude Law, Julia Roberts and the delictable Natalie Portman star. All do a commendable job but I must say there are times when Jude Law irritates me and Clive Owen's acting seems to let his character down. Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman on the other hand are pretty good throughout.

I may be able to add more about this film later but at present I'm not sure what to say. I enjoyed the film but I didn't think it was great and I'm not sure who I'd reccommend it too. Hmmm.....  School Report: C+

Also, why do I seemt o have a thing about girls with pink hair??? I first discovered this when I saw Lost in Translation and it's just been reconfirmed with this film! Christ, Blue nipples the other day, pink hair today!!!!! I think I should get out more :D

  


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ladycressida
Jan. 29th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
I have to tidy up the whole house up so can't be long, just wanted to say I loved this film, I think most can relate to this at some point in their lives, if not like me my whole life involving relationships so far! (oh dear)
I liked her pink but I must say I think she looked her best with red hair, and I want her blue coat!
I'm sure you are delighted I shared this bit of information with you... yeah anyway I'll be back to comment more on this no doubt.
angusabranson
Jan. 29th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)
The red was good too. But then natalie rarely looks bad :p

We seem to (generally) have a very similar movie taste (from checking out your Friendster page and past experiences with a certain Amelie DVD :D). I'm still in two minds about 'Closer' though. Mainly because of Jude Law and Clive Owen I think because they let it down (for me) at points.

As you're a lady of leisure (according to your sis) if you fancy hitting the big screen at sompeoint and have no one else to go with please feel free to drop me a line. I tend to go quite a bit (re: once/twice a week) and more often than not by myself as most of the people I know are either busy or don't want to see the films I go to..... of course there could be another reason why they don't come....hmmm..... bastards.......

Looking forward to more ifnormation about coats and hair colours! and welcome aboard btw :P
ladycressida
Jan. 30th, 2005 12:25 pm (UTC)
Well I guess to be honest I do really like the pink hair but I resent it, I took pics of me in a white wig that I gave a pink tone using the powers of photoshop and stuck it on myspace.
At this point I hadn't even heard of Closer.
I then got loads of Americans accusing me trying to be the poor man's Natalie Portman... very mean!
Amelie DVD.. hmm ah well err yeah... err.... I did find that actually I stuck it in the wrong box, think it ended up being case mates with Donnie Darko sorry about that!
I'll get Melissa to give it back to you she keeps crying anyway saying she wants to be back with her rightful owner, I think that's what she's saying anyway it's all french to me!
Yeah what she meant was I'm living in a lost world where I don't have a clue still what I want to be when I grow up, but I have loads and loads of things I know I don't want to be -grins-
Yeah cool, but dad's found a great little Malaysian fella who gets pirate videos for us!
They're fantastic you totally get the cinematic atmosphere coughing included, people walking past the camera to go to the loo, hell in The Grudge (SHIT film just about clickie throat noises don't bother!) the guy filming the film jumped at one point making the whole camera do a thirty degree turn away from the screen for a good three mins, that was the highlight of the film something actually happened that wasn't predictable! Get this special edition from the short Man who hangs about in pubs saying 'De-fe-de?' or in our language 'DVD?'
angusabranson
Jan. 30th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but Natalie Portman ripped it off Scarlett Johansson in 'Lost in Translation' :p

I guess Melissa didn't tell you about Amelie? I asked her to let you know you could keep it and treat it as a present for loads of missed birthdays/Christmas' ("wot! one lousy DVD for all that time?!?" I hear you cry!:D)

I brought a new copy of it in a sale as Mel had told me how much you loved the movie and it'd been a rather long time since I'd seen it. I told Mel to let you know and also told her to tell you to buy me a pint sometime for it if we ever bumped into each other.

Re: Malaysians
There certainly does seem to be a lot of them around atm. I got accosted by three different people selling pirate DVD's in North Finchley a few weeks ago. One in The Tally Ho and two others in the street! I'm not a big fan of pirated films and enjoy my cinema trips too much to stop going. On top of that if it is a good film I'll probably pick it up on DVD when it comes out these days anyway so why have a bad pirate and a nice spanky new DVD?

Re: The Grudge
The Americanised version was ok but nothing special. The original Japanese version however is possibly one of the best horror films I've ever seen. It's certainly up there with the original Japanese 'The Ring'.

re: Growing Up.
I doubt many people actually know what they want to do with their lives. I was lucky enough that I found a job that was also a 'hobby' to me but even I get bored sometimes. I'm also lucky that my job does mean that I travel every so often so I get to see the joys of hotel rooms in Europe and the States a few times each year. That's an added bit of spice to the more mundane everyday office work :p What I really want to do is write and publish. Publishing is now starting to take off which should be interesting but I need to kick my butt into doing some more writing again at somepoint.
kinepela
Jan. 30th, 2005 12:37 am (UTC)
if you have a thing for glas with pink hair, ahve you checked out the show 'lazy town'? she's a bit young, but damn that hair!

'j
angusabranson
Jan. 30th, 2005 11:18 am (UTC)
I haven't heard of Lazy Town. I guess I should have a look. Thanks!
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