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mcan
04-02-2005, 01:37 AM
And I am a happy happy happy happy happy guy...



"Can't take my eye's off of you..."

Fire Me Boy!
04-02-2005, 01:38 AM
And I am a happy happy happy happy happy guy...



"Can't take my eye's off of you..."
Too bad it's not a director's cut with Natalie Portman's nude scenes back in...

mcan
04-02-2005, 01:39 AM
"Too bad..."



I disagree... Maybe as a special feature (deleted scenes) but otherwise leave this movie alone... It's perfect...

mcan
04-02-2005, 01:42 AM
Can't take my eyes off of you...

http://www.moviesboom.com/images/article-photo/full/closer.jpg

mcan
04-02-2005, 01:43 AM
Can't take my eyes off of you...


http://i.realone.com/assets/rn/cms/2004/realguide_162x198/mov_closer_roberts_julia_tall.6393698.jpg

mcan
04-02-2005, 01:46 AM
Can't take my eyes off of you...

Fire Me Boy!
04-02-2005, 01:48 AM
"Too bad..."



I disagree... Maybe as a special feature (deleted scenes) but otherwise leave this movie alone... It's perfect...
I would agree that it's very good, but dammit... I wanted to see Natalie's boobies. I don't care if it's a deleted scene, but it should be there!

Rausch
04-02-2005, 02:01 AM
"Too bad..."



I disagree... Maybe as a special feature (deleted scenes) but otherwise leave this movie alone... It's perfect...

I'm sure you're jaded, but for the sake of argument, if I hated your dream girl, how much would I like this movie?

For instance, I absolutely can't stand Nicolas Cage. Hate him. If he's in a movie I'll probably refuse to watch it. That said, I loved "Adaptation." Thought he did a great job and loved the movie.

Are the story and acting good?

Fire Me Boy!
04-02-2005, 02:04 AM
I'm sure you're jaded, but for the sake of argument, if I hated your dream girl, how much would I like this movie?

For instance, I absolutely can't stand Nicolas Cage. Hate him. If he's in a movie I'll probably refuse to watch it. That said, I loved "Adaptation." Thought he did a great job and loved the movie.

Are the story and acting good?
I love the entire cast -- thought they were outstanding. That said, the MOST important thing to know going into this film is that it was billed as a love story... in reality, it's almost an anti-love story.

Rausch
04-02-2005, 02:08 AM
I love the entire cast -- thought they were outstanding. That said, the MOST important thing to know going into this film is that it was billed as a love story... in reality, it's almost an anti-love story.

As long as it isn't another "Requiem For A Dream" experience.

I felt like I'd bought stock on October 28, 1929 after that flick...

Fire Me Boy!
04-02-2005, 02:10 AM
As long as it isn't another "Requiem For A Dream" experience.

I felt like I'd bought stock on October 28, 1929 after that flick...
Ain't that the truth... no, it's not like that.

Rausch
04-02-2005, 02:12 AM
Ain't that the truth... no, it's not like that.

Good.

I'm on it then. Well, it's netflix responsibility at this point...

BigMeatballDave
04-02-2005, 03:04 AM
For instance, I absolutely can't stand Nicolas Cage. Hate him. If he's in a movie I'll probably refuse to watch it. That said, I loved "Adaptation." Thought he did a great job and loved the movie.
Thats odd. I'm a big fan of Nick Cage. LOVED Matchstick Men. I could not get through Adaptation...

mcan
04-02-2005, 03:55 AM
Nicholas Cage:
I like a good portion of his movies for different reasons. Thought Face Off was fun, same with Con Air. Adaptation was brilliant, but that was mostly because everything Charlie Kauffman writes is gold. Leaving Las Vegas was also very solid. But, there are other times (Family Man, Snake Eyes) where I just wish he would get shot with an elephant gun.


Rausch: (Brad right, I get confused easily)
No, it's certainly not like Requiem... It's beautifully written: clever, and biting dialogue written by the playwrite Patrick Marber. In fact, it's almost word for word from the play, which is probably why Mike Nichols wanted to direct it. He did "The Graduate" "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and "Angels in America." His direction is spot on, IMO. The play is wrought with refrences to fish and the sea, which kinda mimics the themes of love and relationships that is in the play. His direction follows right in line the whole time. It's really subtle and brilliant. It's a story that focuses on the parts of the relationships that people truely remember... The beginnings and endings...

As for the acting, it's 100% brilliant all the way through. All four of these guys do steller jobs, and that's thanks in no small part to Mike Nichols as well, who makes sure that there is action motivating every scene, even it's a small thing like cleaning someone's glasses or brushing your teeth, each character is really LIVING and affecting the other characters around them. I can't say enough about this brilliant film, and I've only begun to peel away the layers, and there are many...

Cochise
04-02-2005, 07:46 AM
For instance, I absolutely can't stand Nicolas Cage. Hate him. If he's in a movie I'll probably refuse to watch it. That said, I loved "Adaptation." Thought he did a great job and loved the movie.


I agree. He effing sucks. There's never been a more overrated actor in the history of American cinema. (John Travolta comes in a close second)

ROYC75
04-02-2005, 08:51 AM
WOO HOO! I now own the "Closer" DVD......

We watched it last night....... I found it to be strange. Not anything that either of us liked at all.


Disappointed......... the build up was all for not.

mcan
04-02-2005, 09:21 AM
WOO HOO! I now own the "Closer" DVD......

We watched it last night....... I found it to be strange. Not anything that either of us liked at all.


Disappointed......... the build up was all for not.


Sorry you didn't like it... If you'ld like to send me your copy, I'ld like to own it twice. :)

Deberg_1990
04-02-2005, 01:18 PM
Ill probably watch it sometime tonight. I recieved it in the mail from Blockbuster online yesterday. My wife is a huge Julia Roberts fan. I already told her she probably wouldnt like it though since its not anything like Pretty Woman 2 or Runaway Bride 2

keg in kc
04-02-2005, 01:18 PM
Who needs to buy the whole DVD when you can download the important parts with Natalie Portman off the 'net?

mcan
04-02-2005, 03:07 PM
Ill probably watch it sometime tonight. I recieved it in the mail from Blockbuster online yesterday. My wife is a huge Julia Roberts fan. I already told her she probably wouldnt like it though since its not anything like Pretty Woman 2 or Runaway Bride 2


It's really quite different from anything she's ever done before. It's much more honest and completely real. Watch her closely when you see the movie tonight. There are little things that most movies don't pay attention to that flesh out these characters more than just about anything I've ever seen. Portman cleaning his glasses off on the bus, Julia Roberts protecting her purse just slightly when she first meets Clive Owen at the aquarium... The movie is about relationships, but the DIRECTION and the ACTING are about creating those moments. IMO, this movie is about as close as you can get to perfect, and the more I think about it, the more I like it. The more I watch it, the better it gets. But if you're expecting a typical Julia Roberts flick (chalk full of emotion and clever plot devices to entertain the masses) you're barking up the wrong movie...


Mcan
Can't take my eyes off of this movie...

Ari Chi3fs
04-02-2005, 03:41 PM
Who needs to buy the whole DVD when you can download the important parts with Natalie Portman off the 'net?

heh.