“I’m sorry.” “Irrelevant”.
I love films that explore the flaws and quirks and ‘humanness’ of relationships, romantic or otherwise. No other film I’ve seen gets a relationship and it’s break down as on point as ‘Closer’. It’s an incredibly poignant and truthful film, so well written and phenomenally played especially by Natalie Portman and Clive Owen. Whether it’s Anna and Dan or Alice and Larry you can relate to, you’ll be watching each scene with a lump in your throat and perhaps a sense of de ja vu. There are so many great parts in the movie but the one that stuck out to me the first time I saw ‘Closer’ is below, when Alice says:
“There’s a moment, there’s always a moment. I can do this, I can give in to this or I can resist it. And I don’t know when your moment was, but I bet you there was one.”
Anyone that’s human has felt that ‘moment’. And because we’re human, we usually have to fuck up first before we can learn to act right. But you know, not everyone has to play up – let this Erykah Badu song be your go-to ‘resisting-temptation’ anthem. She felt that ‘moment’ but tempted as she was, said instead ‘guess I’ll see you next lifetime, no hard feelings…’
Also, I just wanted an excuse to post this song, I loves it. Shout outs to Isaac for prompting my reminiscence of this movie.