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Nine

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Nine


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Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. Ten days away from the start of principal filming of his latest movie--ambitiously titled "Italia"--he has no idea for the movie at all. Escaping all the pressure at a seaside resort, he thinks about the women who have shaped his life: Mamma, judgmental but affectionate; Luisa, cherished yet under appreciated wife; Claudia, actress/muse of the picture; Carla, his flashy, passionate mistress; longtime costumer Lilli; bubbly American journalist Stephanie, and Saraghina, the salacious, witchy temptress of his childhood memories.
Statement of Responsibility: a Weinstein Company and Relativity Media presentation ; in association with JAC Film and Television LLP ; a Weinstein Brothers/Marc Platt/Lucamar production ; a Relativity Media production ; a Rob Mashall film ; produced by Marc Platt, Harvey Weinstein, John DeLuca, Rob Marshall ; screenplay by Michael Tolkin and Anthony Minghella ; directed by Rob Marshall
Uniform Title: Nine (Motion picture)
Title: Nine
[videorecording]
Publisher: [New York, NY] :, The Weinstein Company ;, Culver City, CA :, Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, c2010
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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You really have to watch Fellini's "8 1/2" before seeing this.

Report This Nov 05, 2013
  • JeanieG rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I had no idea what this would be about - and I was pleasantly surprised. I love Daniel Day Lewis and Italian so the combination was wonderful. It is a complete satire on the huge egos of Italian men, Italian filmmakers, and men in general. Based on the comments I think a lot of viewers missed that. Or maybe they are not so familiar with Fellini and all the others. Loved Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench - so fun and entertaining; not really profound but good fun! Lots of music numbers which may be a turnoff to some.

Report This Aug 10, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

it's not for everyone's taste, but this was an ambitious and well-executed musical starring people who are not from a musical background, with the exception of Fergie. It's the story of a Fellini-esque director at the height of his career whose personal life has splintered and now his professional life threatens to disintegrate. In the meantime, searching for an idea, he keeps escaping into these fantasies of the women who have influenced his life. The musical numbers are stunning and impactful. The beauty of Rome and the Amalfi coast are standouts with a tip of the hat to 60's Italian cinema and fashion.

Report This May 04, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Although I'm a big fan of musicals this one was not a favorite. Great actors but too many in one movie.

Report This May 03, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This movie was terrible. Dumb, Boring and Stupid a Waste of time - Waste of Electrical power. It would be a waste of money to buy. Un- watchable best describes this movie. I fast forwarded all the way.

Report This Mar 11, 2013
  • lij rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This was a disappointing waste of its talented cast. Although not terrible, it is full of stereotypes and not all that interesting. I'd agree with the commenter who thought Judi Dench's charater was the most real and Marion Cotillard did the best she could with the limited material. Otherwise the film is just a glossy bit of fluff.

Report This Feb 27, 2013
  • WalterHughes rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This is an American musical which feels like an American musical. A film director is unable to make a film because of his phoney relations with seven women - mother, wife, girlfriend, admirer, costume designer, prostitute and who knows who the seventh leading lady was. The dance routines livened up the film. The key fault was characterization. There was not one original character in the film - not one person who felt real, except perhaps Judi Dench.

Report This Jul 10, 2012
  • mysccl rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

more hype and expectations than what it is.boring movie.

Report This Apr 16, 2012
  • VRMurphy rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

What a waste of talent - yeesh, how many Oscars have the cast & crew got collectively? This is high-production-value, tired, soft-core porn. And boring, at that. Day-Lewis is a terrific actor but doesn't dance all that well, and speak-sings his songs. They couldn't find anyone that could handle all three? And all these fabulous women, just wasted in poorly-written, heavily cliched roles. It's sad.

The fact that it is bizarre, and a taste of movie making, with all its trappings and odd character, Fellini would have loved. See La Dolce Vita and compare. I just watched it again......loved it again. The references to old Italian movies shot at Cinecetta are lots of fun.

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Report This Jul 10, 2012
  • mysccl rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

mysccl thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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  • mysccl rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

a director's struggle to create something great everytime.and how his family relations suffer because of his busy retless life.

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  • mysccl rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: yaak.

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Report This May 03, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” ― Victor Hugo

Report This May 03, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

“Respectability is the punishment of the wild.”-Margaret Mitchell

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