Upon reading the synopsis for this film, I thought, another "Cement Garden." The stories are quite similar, but both handle the delicate and sensitive subject of interest with different yet both superb ways. Close My Eyes has a more mature cast, and whether or not this leads to a less horrified reaction, it certainly leads to an intriguing plot and proves the point that falling in love is something we cannot control. This story is treated with an intensity so great, you will be gripped to your seat until the very end, and will still want more then too... The cast are great, Alan Rickman is his usual superb self, and Saskia Reeves and Clive Owen bring an onscreen spark between them that could almost be real. I highly recommend this to any real film fan, it is a must see!!!