Friday, April 22, 2011
I watched an "old" (2004. Rated R) movie DVD I checked out of the library. I guess I can't complain since it was free. But...
Closer. I think it meant more close, not the meaning (or pronunciation) of Closer in Kyra Sedgwick's television cop series.
Close to what?
I was surprised to see these 30-something people acting more like teenagers or immature 20-somethings. Changing partners. Jealousy. Arguments. Throwing "fuck" into ever scene (verbally and implied.)
I was also surprised someone didn't off themselves or someone else.
This was definitely not a comedy unless you like to watch fools go 'round and 'round and never get anything except lots of action and self-created problems.
I didn't feel empathy for any of them. Is a comedy supposed to be focusing on sad pathetic people?
However, it IS worth watching if you want to see a younger Natalie Portman (nearly) nude. You can turn off the dialog to catch her scenes.
If you're single, lonely and want to get turned on (or turned off of seeking romance) try this movie. It would work for you either way.
And, oh--if you happen to like seeing grown men cry, Closer is for you.