Closer

Closer (2004)

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Other mistake: When Alice asks Dan to make her some tea (after he tells her about him and Anna), he walks into the kitchen for just a moment, and comes back to find her gone. He also doesn't see her as he runs downstairs and looks outside. She couldn't have quietly gone down the stairs and out of the building in the short moment that Dan was in the kitchen. If she had moved quickly, there should have been a lot noise from her footsteps.

Factual error: When Julia Roberts takes a photo of Natalie Portman crying she uses a 35mm camera. The final photo in the gallery is from a Hasselblad type camera shooting a square format. All the prints show the full negative and the outside area of the negative. Also when she uses the 35mm camera sometimes she advances the film manually and sometimes you hear a motor drive. It would be either one or the other. Last she doesn't focus the lens when she takes a picture.

Continuity mistake: When Daniel is just about to leave Larry's office at the end of the film, Daniel is facing away from the door. In the next shot he is facing the other way. (01:25:55)

Continuity mistake: When Dan is in Larry's office, the bed behind Dan has tissue paper protecting it. After Larry gets up from behind his desk he goes up to Dan. Larry then goes to the bed and pulls a paper sheet over the uncovered bed to ready it for his next patient. Larry was never near the bed in any of the shots before this and even the one rare shot he was not on camera he wouldn't have had time to remove the sheet and get it out of the way.

Visible crew/equipment: During the doctor's office scene, when Larry walks over to pull the paper across the bed you see beige directors tape on the white rug in a distinct "T" shape instructing Clive Owen (Larry) where to walk.

Factual error: Jude Law and Natalie Portman are chatting on bus number 109, signed 'Westminster' and driving up Whitehall. Route 109 goes from Brixton to Croydon and nowhere near Westminster, and does not use the old Routemaster bus they are on.

Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the film, when Natalie Portman stops at customs, look at the bottom left of the screen when she hands over her passport. The bottom half of the camera equipment is reflected in the glass. (01:36:40)

Continuity mistake: When Clive Owen throws most of the money at Natalie Portman a bit after he keeps trying to find out her real name, she is putting the money into her handbag. As she is putting the money in her handbag she is holding it up near her chest. The following shot she is still putting the money in her handbag but it is now close to or resting on her legs.

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Factual error: When Clive Owen is chatting on the internet to who he thinks is Anna, you can see the URL in web browser. The domain used is "www.nopop." It's impossible for the domain to be missing its top-level suffix (eg. .com).

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Larry: Alice, tell me something true.
Alice: Lying's the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off - but it's better if you do.

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Chosen answer: Guilt. Dan tells Larry so when he confronts him in his office.

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Answer: Because Larry loved her and she was a narcissistic object for Dan.

Answer: I think it was because of the offer that Larry made to Anna. He promised that if they had sex one more time, he would leave her alone and never contact her again. The fact that he was willing to give her freedom, is what made her choose him. Dan was more "needy" and pushy, which is hypocritical, because he left Alice based on her being needy.

Dan left Anna after confronting her about sleeping with Larry for the divorce papers. Anna begged Dan to not stop loving her, to not leave her. Looks like Dan could not stand Anna after she slept with Larry so she went back to Larry since she never turned in the divorce papers.

But after the incident, Dan went to Larry's office and begged him to "let" Anna return to him.

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