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I’ve just been to see this, and I thought it was one of the very best movies I’ve seen in a long time. It worked on so many different levels that I think you could see it repeatedly, and have a compeletely different interpretation each time. Four of us went to see it, and none of us agreed on what it was about. But we all loved it. Someone said to me that they found it similar to Lost in Translation. I think not. This movie is everything that movie tried, but failed, to be. Closer was the genuine article, and it was an absolute joy. Five stars.