Closer or Relationships as Verbal WWF



Last night's cinematic outing was "Closer" a movie disguised as a verbal assault. (NB for our world wide audience, the initials WWF stand for the peculiarly American television entertainment form World Wrestling Federation which could never actually be glorified as a sport and which bears only a vague resemblance to GrecoRoman wrestling.)  You can tell that this movie was first a play by Patrick Marber.  The cinematography and scenery take a back seat to the verbal jousting on screen.   It is entirely unfair that I have used the picture of Julia Roberts for this notice but there were no available shots of all 4 actors together.   Jude Law, from 2003's "Cold Mountain" and 2004's eye candy piece "Alfie (Hated it)," Clive Owen, from one of my personal favorites "Croupier" and 2004's "King Arthur" (please forgive him), Natalie Portman, aka Queen/Senator Amidala in Star Wars or in another recommended rental "Garden State", and Julia form a relationship cube that morphs through several iterations.  I still can't decide how much I like this movie since there are several places where I think the plot takes an unrealistic turn and I thought to myself, 'No woman I know would do that or respond like that.'  However, the sample size of women I know might be too small or too provincial.  Perhaps the sample of American women transplanted to London would do these things.  There are several scenes that really are excellent interchanges and make the entire movie worth the effort.  The relationship consequences of the actions and exchanges could also be viewed as a modern morality play.  Naturally this is just one man's humble opinion and you are free to (verbally) disagree..."Let's get ready to rumble!" (in the comments)

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WWF = World Wildlife Foundation. http://www.wwf.org/

Posted by guest on dhjetor 05, 2004 at 04:03 PD PST #

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