Have You Ever Seen
Mike Nichols
Closer

What Up Yo.

Talking to my good buddy Shawn today...
And the film "Closer" came up.

That film, it's the kind of film that...once I saw it...it embedded itself into my subconscious forever.

I can honestly say it is always somewhere lingering in the back of my mind when I think about film because of it's sheer power. Because of the statement it makes.

(Although, I personally feel we should have never seen Natalie at the end...just saying)

Shawn was saying that he and his wife Jules were watching the Lifetime show "Lottery" last night, he explained the premise...children can no longer be born or something...

I said:

"That sounds like "Children Of Men"...you ever seen that, Clive Owen...Alfonso Cuarón...

children-of-men

Then it hit me like a shotgun blast to the face (I have no clue what that feels like...not many do I would imagine)

"WAIT!"

"What?" he asked

"Have You Ever Seen Mike Nichols 'Closer'?"

I felt compelled to share this with you,in the event you haven't see it yet.

It stars...

Jude Law,

Jude Law In Closer

Natalie Portman,

Closer

Julia Roberts

still-of-julia-roberts-in-closer-(2004)

& Clive Owen.

Clive Owen

They are all insane in this film...

But to me, this is Owen's picture.

It's his moment in cinema history, there is a good chance it is because of this film that you know who he is.

His command, presence & authority are remarkable in this film.

"Have you ever seen a human heart? It looks like a fist, wrapped in blood! Go fuck yourself...you Writer!"

Watch Here...This Is The Scene That Woke Me Up To The Force That Is Clive Owen.

His performance here....

Astonishing.

If I remember correctly he played this on stage, but he played a different role, not uncommon when a play transitions to a film, but the mastery he demonstrates and his raw understanding of the character...

I fucking love him.

Directed by Mike Nichols...

Mike Nichols

It was a play first, written (exquisitely) by Patrick Marber in 1997.

This 2004 film adaptation is pure dramatic cinema. Wonderful, powerful, bluntly honest first-rate film making.

It's not an easy watch if you're a "RomCom" type...going to lay that out to you right now.

If you want that...

If thats your thing...

First off...you're on the wrong fucking site baby.

Second, go watch the brilliant "Love Actually"...a little tip from your Uncle Wes. (You're welcome. if you're going to do that genre, do it right.)

Love Actually

Now, you want a romance that will fuck your world up a bit...?

A nice, daring "Revolutionary Road" type film?

It's "Closer".

Hardcore.

I don't love summarizing plot lines for my readers...you should simply go off what i say and not ask questions if you ask me, best to go into any film or television series as blind as possible for maximum impact...but i'll give you this much.

Boy meets girl.

Jude Law & Natalie Portman Closer

Man meets woman.

Julia Roberts & Clive Owen Closer

Boy meets woman.

Julia Roberts & Jude Law In Closer

Man meets girl.

Natalie Portman & Clive Owen In Closer

Thats it.

Damien Rice's "The Blower's Daughter"...

Dear Fuck.

My heart bleeds a bit when I hear this song...the earnestness in Rice's voice...it matches the films sentiment completely.

This film says what it means to say. It's not kind about love and relationships...

It's brutal.

Thats why it's here, on this site ...staring back at you right now.

Closer

The below playlist I made includes the trailer, 8 clips from the film and the video for Rice's song....

Special Thank you To

MOVIE CLIPS

They are the Bees Knees yo.

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