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A vibrant and provocative musical that follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of opic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life.
Musical Romantic - This musical film is, not like the commercials are making it out to
be, a cheery romp like Chicago though it's from the same
director. It's a more serious and downbeat musical. Fans of some
of the female stars, particularly Nicole Kidman and Fergie, may be
disappointed by their very limited screen time. Mature themes make
the film inappropriate for children.
PROFANITY: A few miscellaneous profanities. SEX/NUDITY: Sexy dances in lingerie. VIOLENCE: A caning. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and very frequent tobacco. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Some comic lines and situations, often suggestive.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Nine is entertaining (particularly when someone is singing), but this isn't on the crowd-pleasing level of a Chicago or a Dreamgirls.
USA TodayFull Review Average Nine has glamour. Rome looks fabulous, as does Daniel Day-Lewis, zipping around in his Fiat in dark shades, skinny tie and slicked-back hair. But there's no substance beneath the gloss.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 17 moviegoers:
These are VERY MIXED REVIEWS! Very few of the males enjoyed "Nine." One-third loved it, one-third rated it average and one-third was very disappointed. One-third of the females loved it, one-third enjoyed it very much, rating it above average and one-third was disappointed. These reviews are way too mixed to make any sort of recommendation either way.
Renowned for his brilliant moviemaking and desired by many, Guido is about to kick off production on his highly anticipated ninth picture, ITALIA, when, suddenly, the bottom drops out of both his ample creative powers and his fervid love life, as they simultaneously unravel out of control.
Surrounded by a panorama of astonishing women—his tempting mistress Carla (PENÉLOPE CRUZ), his devoted wife Luisa (MARION COTILLARD), his muse Claudia (NICOLE KIDMAN), his costume designer and confidante Lilli (JUDI DENCH), a flirty journalist from Vogue (KATE HUDSON), an instructive prostitute from his childhood (STACY FERGUSON) and his beloved Mamma (SOPHIA LOREN) - Guido searches for inspiration and possible salvation amid the free fall.
As he does, the historic Stage 5 at Cinecitta Studios in Rome is lit up by Guido's most evocative desires, memories and dreams—which transform into dynamic, expansive musical fantasies—as NINE draws ever closer to the moment when Guido must overcome his demons and call "Action!"