i heard closer was a talking movie (a "drama"), and many people have described it as brutal and i heard from elsewhere that there were graphic sex talk and that natalie portman plays a stripper. based on these information i went and saw the movie. verdict? although i wouldn't say this movie is for everyone, those who do see it will be blown away. from the same guy who brought you angels in america and the graduate, so you know it's going to be a top-notch "feeling" movie. the sex talk didn't bother me because i'm so desensitized to it (thank you internet). it was the emotions that got me: infidelity, couples breaking up, couples trying to get back together. and you know when couples fight and they air out all their dirty laundry? there's stuff like that. a few times i almost got up to say "oh snap!" or "oh no you didn't!" most devastating scene: when jude law breaks up with natalie portman. she's all crying, begging him to stay, and she's completely destroyed, and the only person who can comfort her is the man who's breaking her heart. it's just sick. that's just love. the movie is also fun to watch so you can play the game, "who's the biggest asshole?" my vote: jude law, followed by julia roberts. clive owens character does some pretty crude things but he never betrays anyone. natalie portman is a relative innocent, although the ending sort of leaves it ambiguous. i wasn't sure, but now that i've had some time to think about it, i think i love this movie.
to finish out the night, i had some ramen for dinner.