Nine (2009)

Nine (2009)

Nine (2009)

Director Rob Marshall (Chicago) helms a musical re-telling of Fellini's semi-autobiographical . It tells the story of a famous film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) who confronts a mid-life crisis of creative and personal problems.

Guido must balance the many women in his life, including his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penelope Cruz), his film star muse (Nicole Kidman), his confidant and costume designer (Judi Dench), an American fashion journalist (Kate Hudson), the prostitute from his youth (Fergie) and his mother (Sophia Loren).

The original 1982 Broadway production of Nine, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, won five Tony Awards including Best Musical. Read a great interview between Marion Cotillard & Penelope Cruz at InterviewMagazine.com.

2009Rating: M, Sexual references119 minsUSA
DramaMusical

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Nine (2009) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Sophisticated, sexy and stylishly decked out, Rob Marshall's disciplined, tightly focused film impresses and amuses.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Rob Marshall's flawed but frequently dazzling Nine is a hot-blooded musical fantasia full of song, dance, raging emotion and simmering sexuality.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Nine is just plain adrift in its own lack of necessity.

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Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

Daniel Day Lewis takes the cliché of the philandering Italian momma's boy, shows the charm and then savagely exposes the hollow core.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Looks fantastic but is emotionally underwhelming.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The disappointments here are many, from a starry cast the film ill-uses to flat musical numbers that never fully integrate into the dramatic story. The only easy prediction is that Nine is not going to revive the slumbering musical-film genre.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Though slightly marred by a clunky structure and a lack of truly catchy tunes, Nine’s wall-to-wall first-rate performances from its stellar cast (especially Cotillard) add a touch of class.

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