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Posted by martinteller on January 28, 2005

It’s mere coincidence that I watched this so soon after watching Faithless, with which it shares a major story point.  My gut reaction was “rip-off!” but maybe not.  The scenario in question is an uncommon one, but not so bizarre that two people wouldn’t think of it independently of each other.  That’s neither here nor there, just an odd moment for me as the viewer experiencing a moment of déjà vu.  Closer is about as good as you would expect from the director and the cast.  It’s good, but not great.  Has a fairly clever structure.  But does the world really need more stories about infidelity?  I didn’t feel like I was getting anything new, and it didn’t connect with me, didn’t seem very real.  

Here I am agonizing over what rating to give it.  6 or 7, 6 or 7?  I am such a nerd.  Rating: 7


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