Closer examines the intersecting lives of four adults in London. Dan is a writer attempting to finish a novel, but in the meantime supports himself by writing obituaries. One day he chances upon Alice, a beautiful young American expatriate, working as a stripper. She immediately falls for Dan and he, initially, is enchanted by Alice, but while she inspires his writing, her neediness begins to wear. Anna is a photographer hired to take Dan’s portrait for the dust jacket of his book; her easy confidence immediately attracts him, but while the two flirt, Dan accidentally introduces Anna to Larry, a charmingly bourgeois dermatologist, whom she marries. Dan can’t get Anna out of his mind, but when he leaves Alice and he and Anna become lovers, he’s frustrated that she is reluctant to leave Larry for him. Closer explores the explosive emotional and sexual dynamic between these four characters, and the importance of intimacy, love, desire, and trust in a relationship.