Craig led Kristy and I downtown to see Closer last night. Another great thing about the U.S.A. – movies generally hit the screens here first (it’s scheduled for release on the 26th of January in Australia). I didn’t know much about this film, other than it starred Julia Roberts, and it was rated R. Kristy initially baulked due to the rating, however after we found out that Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason was also rated R, we decided it was safe. (Turns out that there’s no M or MA rating in the States; and anyone under the age of 18 can go to an R rated film as long as they’re accompanied by an adult).
Enough mumbo-jumbo! The cinema experience was pretty much the same as in Australia – ticket queues, over-priced candy store, etc – so I won’t dwell on that too much. The film examines the interactions of 4 people who were brought together under rather bizarre circumstances – their love and hate for each other, and the building up and tearing down of their relationships. It was almost an on-going, unrealistic scenario that realistically comments on life and human nature.
I really liked this film. The script is fantastic, and the casting is absolutely perfect. I particularly enjoyed the way it subtly jumped through time, with one of the actors simply dropping a one-liner that explains that another year has gone by. I don’t purport that this film changed my life or anything, but it was certainly excellent entertainment for a rainy Thursday night. gerrod.com rating: 8/10.