Alice (Natalie Portman) moonlights in a strip joint where she encounters Larry (Clive Owen). Their respective relationships with Dan (Jude Law) and Anna (Julia Roberts) are the center of this dramatic exploration of love and deceit.
Dan (Jude Law) and Alice (Natalie Portman) are deeply in love. Or so they think. His relationship with Anna (Julia Roberts) and her liaison with Larry (Clive Owen) reveal more than a little deceit and complexity.
In Closer, Alice is a mystery. She's a stripper who keeps saying her name is Jane. A total lie, right? Maybe not, as the ending of the movie shows us. Throughout the film, she boffs Dan and Larry on many occasions.
Dan: Why did you fuck him? Alice: I wanted to. Dan: Why? Alice: I desired him. Dan: Why? Alice: You weren't there! Dan: Why him? Alice: He asked me nicely. Dan: You're a liar. Alice: So? Dan: Who are you? Alice: I'm no one! [Alice spits in Dan's face. Dan raises his hand to slap her] Alice: Go on, hit me. It's what you want. Come on, hit me, you fucker!