Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What does Dan realize about Alice after she's left?||Closer
she never told him her real name. Dan and Alice are back together, and getting ready to leave on a trip to New York. Dan pressures Alice for the truth about whether she and Larry slept together, but she realizes he wouldn't be able to forgive her for it. Dan leaves to get cigarettes, but comes right back. Alice tells him that she doesn't love him anymore, which in her mind makes it OK for her to leave him (she had told him when they first met that if she still loved someone, she wouldn't leave them). When she arrives back in New York and goes through customs, her passport shows that her name really is Jane Jones. Dan is later walking through the same park he and Alice went to when they first met, when he sees a plaque showing the name Alice Ayres.
|How does Dan know where to find Alice?||Closer
Larry tells him. Larry tells Dan that Anna chose to be back with him and that's where she wants to stay. He recommends that Dan get back with Alice, but Dan replies that he doesn't know where to find her. Larry tells Dan he ran into Alice, and he saw her naked, but he didn't sleep with her. He writes down the name of the club where Alice works, and just as Dan is about to leave, Larry tells him he lied, he did sleep with Alice. Larry was always brutally honest.
|Why did Anna have to see Larry before she met Dan at the opera?||Closer
to get divorce papers signed. It's months after they've both split with their partners, and Anna is late meeting Dan at the opera. She has come from meeting Larry to sign divorce papers, and Dan asks how it went. Anna is acting a bit oddly, and through flashbacks, we see that Larry made a deal with her. If she had sex with him, he would sign the papers. She agreed, and Dan realizes that this is what happened. He's very upset about it, and apparently couldn't get past it, because the next time we see him, he's going to Larry's surgery to tell him he wants Anna back.
|When Larry encounters Alice at the strip club, how long does she tell him she's been working there?||Closer
three months. Wearing a pink wig, Alice is pretending she doesn't know who Larry is, even when they're in a private room together. When Alice says she's been doing this for three months, Larry comments that she started right after he (meaning Dan) left her. Alice is going by the name Jane, and Larry insists on knowing what her real name is. She insists her name is Jane, even after Larry keeps giving her money to tell him the truth.
|When Dan tells Alice he's been seeing Anna, how long does he say he's been seeing her?||Closer
for a year. Another jump forward in time. Dan comes home late and tells Alice that he was at a work thing. Then he decides to tell Alice the truth. He's been seeing Anna for a year, since her photo exhibition. Alice becomes very upset and leaves. The same evening, Larry has just returned home to Anna (they're now married) from a business trip. Anna tells Larry that she's in love with Dan, whom she's been seeing, and she's leaving Larry.
|Whose photo is exhibited at Anna's show, Alice or Dan?||Closer
Alice. The following year, Alice and Dan receive an invitation to attend Anna's show. While standing in front of her photo (the photo Anna took when Alice began crying), Alice meets Larry, who is attracted to her but resists the temptation to do anything about it. After attending the show, Dan is leaving for a weekend business trip. He puts Alice in a taxi, but then goes back inside to talk to Anna.
|Where does Larry arrange to meet "Anna"?||Closer
aquarium. Anna mentioned to Dan at the photo session that she liked hanging out at the aquarium because fish are therapeutic and she finds people to photograph there. She had also suggested that "The Aquarium" would be a better title for Dan's novel. Dan, upset that Anna rebuffed him, pretends to be a woman named Anna in an internet chat room where he/she meets Larry, and arranges to meet the next day at the London Aquarium. After they realize that Larry (Clive Owen) is the victim of a practical joke, Anna and Larry hit it off.
|Why is Anna taking Dan's photograph? ||Closer
book jacket. Dan and Alice have been together for over a year, and Dan has written his first novel (about Alice's life). Dan is having photos taken for the book jacket. He is attracted to the photographer, Anna (Julia Roberts), who is also attracted to him. They begin kissing, but she pulls back after she finds out that Dan is living with Alice. Alice meets Dan at Anna's studio and asks to have her photo taken. When Anna and Alice are alone, Alice tells Anna that she heard Anna and Dan talking about their kiss. Alice begins crying, and when Anna tries to apologize, Alice tells her to just take the picture.
obituaries. In London, Dan and Alice (Jude Law and Natalie Portman) first meet on the street after she's hit by a car. After being treated at the hospital, Alice and Dan spend some time getting to know each other. He tells her he writes obituaries (but is an aspiring novelist) and explains some of the euphemisms they use in them. She tells Dan that she has fled New York after a relationship ended. They visit a park where there are plaques with the names of people who died saving the lives of others. Dan mentions that he visited the park twenty years ago with his father just after his mother died. Dan introduces himself, and she introduces herself as Alice Ayres.
|Complete this quote, "What's so great about the truth? Try lying for a change, it's the __________ of the world."||Closer
currency. This quote by Dan summarizes one of the the main themes of "Closer", which is that people basically crave the truth, but at the same time are afraid of it. This movie is full of people lying to protect or hurt others, or telling the truth to protect or hurt others. Dan says this to Anna when he finds out that while they were together, she slept with Larry.
|Which character is nicknamed 'Cupid'?||Closer
Dan. Larry and Anna create this nickname for Dan, because it was his fault that the two of them met in the first place. While posing as a woman named Anna in a chat room, Dan chats with Larry and arranges to meet at the aquarium. It is there that Larry meets the real Anna, and the two of them start going out.
|Who is the only character that does not cheat on anybody else?||Closer
Alice. While they're still married, Larry cheats on Anna during a trip to America. Anna cheats on Larry by having an affair with Dan while she is married to Larry. Dan cheats on Alice during their relationship, when he has an affair with Anna. The only person Alice sleeps with other than Dan is Larry, and that is after she and Dan have broken up.
|Where is the only place that all four main characters are in the same room?||Closer
The exhibition. The exhibition is to showcase Anna's photographic work. Anna and Larry are there together because they're dating. She invites Dan and Alice because Alice's photograph is part of the exhibition. After this point, only one or two of the main characters are in the same place. Only Anna and Larry are at the aquarium. In the strip club, it is just Alice and Larry, or Alice and Dan, and only Anna and Dan appear in the scene at the opera.
|What does Dan do for a living?||Closer
He's an obituarist.. After Alice is checked out at the hospital, Dan and Alice discuss his career while spending some time together. While on a bus, he tells her about the people he has written about, and how he has to make up euphemisms about them because their real lives were too embarrassing. Alice asks him to make up a euphemism about her:
Alice: "What would my euphemism be?"
Dan: "She was... disarming."
Alice: "That's not a euphemism."
Dan: "Yes, it is."
|What are Alice's first words when she wakes up after being hit by the taxi?||Closer
Hello stranger. These are also the first words of the film. Alice is distracted by Dan, who she sees across the street. She doesn't see the taxi coming, and walks right into the street. She says "hello stranger" to Dan, who takes her to the hospital even though he doesn't know her.
|What is Alice's real name?||Closer
Jane. We find this out when Alice returns to America and we see her passport. However, we hear her name prior to this point. When she is in the strip club with Larry, he keeps giving her money and asking her name. She keeps telling him "Thank you, my name is Jane." So she really is telling him the truth, but he doesn't believe her.
Mike Nichols. "Closer" was based on Patrick Marber's play by the same name. Mike Nichols also directed "The Graduate" in 1967, for which he won a Best Director Oscar.
|What is the name of the song that plays both at the beginning, and the end of the movie?||Closer
The Blower's Daughter. All four possible answers are quotes from the actual song, but the title is "The Blower's Daughter". The song is by Damien Rice, and is from his album 'O'.