Monday, April 18, 2005


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ok, the movie wasn't so bad. really. The romantic drama between 4 people set in contemporary London is quite riveting, and as i watched it, i was amazed by how versatile everything was despite the fact that only 4 characters occupied the screen (makes me think of Goldie Hawn's Butterflies are Free) The story? Sad.Sad. and more sad...

I was never much into romantic dramas for the pure reason that it gave too much emphasis on love's tragedy. Closer, though its lines, characters and dialogue , provokes reactions that hit home to many audiences (a lot of people were sad and crying), reminded me too much about current problems as well as the tragic end which seem to loom on us all: lovelessness.

Ok, ok. blame it on my sullen mood today. But hell, all night i was up thinking about the damn movie and how much i hated this feeling it gave me afterward. I didn't like Natalie Portman's lolita-like persona because she was a bit teeny-boppery in some scenes, which mad eme think she was still 18, though supposedly she was in her mid-20s by then. Julia Roberts' character was a wuss (then again, she should be) but m,y annoyance with her was more because of her big mouth (never really did like it). Clive Owen's character started boorish, but then in the end, he was the one who was surprisingly the strongest of all the characters. I loved that. Jude Law was, well, surprisingly interesting.

I hate to think of myself, or anyone else, in a position these characters put themselves in. It's too sad. Lies and truth are intermixed and everything is a gray spot, which only muddles everyone even more. This is NOT the kind of love stry i want to watch.

"a love story for adults"... i guess it depicted a reality that is too common in the world today. But that only made me think: if this was it, what makes being an adult so much better than being a kid?


Death Cab Cutie said...

if this was it, what makes being an adult so much better than being a kid?

Absolutely nothing.

(I just finished reading Peter Pan today, and The Little Prince a few weeks ago, hence my dislike for adults.)

wanderlust junkie said...

hehehhe. i love Finding Neverland..quite a contrast from Closer. *sigh* Sana si Johnny Depp na lang nasa Closer...

hlF said...


i love being a kid. though i'm no longer one, physically.

Mangoes and Papayas said...

I wanna watch this movie!!! I need to be desensitized right now and burst my idealistic bubbles about Love!

wanderlust junkie said...

super depressing sya. Sobra.

makes you feel so bad... it'll zap away any rose-colored notions on love and make youconcentrate all the shitty things about relationships.

it also diminishes your hope for a better life.



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