Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.

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Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.

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Every life has a story. And every story has a life of its own.

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Rated R for language, brief sexual content and some disturbing images | See all certifications »
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2 September 2005 (Italy)  »

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9 vite da donna  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,387 (USA) (14 October 2005)

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$478,645 (USA) (26 May 2006)
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The film is composed of nine Steadicam shots, each ranging from 10-12 minutes. See more »

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[Lorna and Lisa casually encounter in the Andrew's wife funeral]
Lorna: Hey.
Lisa: Hello, Lorna. How are you?
Lorna: I'm...
[chuckles]
Lorna: Did you- did you know her?
Lisa: Uh- yeah, we met at a yoga class.
Lorna: Small world.
Lisa: Yeah. We make it small when we want to.
Lorna: What do you mean?
[...]
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This is the trifecta: a blending of film, short stories and great theatre
31 October 2005 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Those who like their movies big on Hollywood, hilarity, frenetic pacing and neato special effects, are bound to brand Nine Lives with the misogynist "CF" (for chick flick). Do not to listen to them. Rodrigo Garcia (scion of the writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez) is a writer-director who is not afraid to make films that showcase his intellect and humanity -- however noncommercial those qualities may be. He is that rare Hollywood species: a male director who really digs and respects women without the taint of awe or condescension. In fact his films are not really about women, they are more universally about relationships. As the director himself explained after a recent showing of Nine Lives at the Virginia Film Festival, where he was accompanied by the very cool Sissy Spacek and Kathy Baker, as well as the two (female) producers (graduates of UVA's law and business schools); "the film is about relationships that have ended but will never be over." Go see Nine Lives, if only for the single takes -- an exceedingly difficult cinematic feat that beats any special effect.


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