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Nine (2009)

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Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

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Ricky Tognazzi ...
Dante
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Fausto
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Pierpaolo
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Jaconelli
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Benito
Romina Carancini ...
Production Assistant / Female Dancer
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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. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother. As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and succumbing to its obsessive demands. Written by The Massie Twins

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This Holiday Season, Be Italian

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking | See all certifications »

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25 December 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Rob Marshall Project  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£44,443 (UK) (20 December 2009)

Gross:

$19,664,021 (USA) (7 March 2010)
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2.35 : 1
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This is the second musical that Rob Marshall has directed that Chita Rivera performed in on Broadway. The first was Chicago (2002) in which Chita Rivera actually makes an appearance. She originated the role of Velma Kelly in the Broadway premier in 1975. In Nine (2009) she doesn't make an appearance, but she did however portray Lilli in the 2003 revival of Nine on Broadway. See more »

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Luisa Contini: Thank you.
Guido Contini: What for?
Luisa Contini: Thank you for reminding me I'm not special. You don't even see what you do to me. Even the moments I think are ours, it's just... you working to get what you want.
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Referenced in Post Mortem with Mick Garris: John Landis (2010) See more »

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Guido's Song
Written by Maury Yeston
Performed by Daniel Day-Lewis
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Great entertainment
20 March 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Okay, I'm an elitist. I am not surprised if really good movies score an average in the 6's and I'm not convinced that "high scoring" movies are worth the price of the popcorn.

Let me say this, if you are going to evaluate "Nine" then don't compare it to "8 1/2". Evaluate it on its on merits and not if it is "faithful" to a movie it is based upon.

Secondly, if you don't like musicals, (especially stage musicals) or stunningly beautiful and sexy women, then maybe this will not be your cup of tea, and neither will your review be very helpful.

That said, this movie was VERY stylishly filmed and edited, the music was GREAT, a la "broadway cabaret" (NOT "berlin" syle), the acting was dramatic and believable (from Daniel Day-Lewis and Dame Judy Dench, I expect no less) the women were awesome, the dancing and choreography was top notch.

The only short-coming (if you want a nice little "story") is that the plot really was fairly non-existent. But just consider it as the vehicle for the music and the dancing and the OH SO BEAUTIFUL women.

SIX women, representing SIX countries: Italy, France, Spain, England, America, Australia (Loren, Cotillard, Cruz, Dench, Hudson, Kidman). This movie is definitely worth a "nine" but I gave it ten to compensate for the "majority".


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