'Closer,' 2004

The film focuses on two couples in London: photographer Anna (Julia Roberts) and her lover Larry (Clive Owen), a doctor; and journalist Dan (Jude Law) and his longtime love Anna (Natalie Portman), a stripper. Why it failed/how they broke up: Feelings between the four cross, and relationships are lost to varying degrees. In the end, the film reveals only winners in love are liars -- and perhaps Portman and Law, who won Oscars for their supporting roles.
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