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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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4,230 ( 570)
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandro Dori ...
Studio Superintendent
Ricky Tognazzi ...
Roberto Nobile ...
Romina Carancini ...
Production Assistant / Female Dancer


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This Holiday Season, Be Italian


Drama | Musical | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 December 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Rob Marshall Project  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£44,443 (UK) (18 December 2009)


$19,673,424 (USA) (5 March 2010)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Producer Harvey Weinstein pushed Marion Cotillard in the lead category for the Oscars, so that she wouldn't get on the way of Penélope Cruz, who was being campaigned in supporting. Only Cruz was nominated as best supporting actress, Cotillard was snubbed despite having more screentime and the most praised performance of the film. See more »


Guido Contini: Hold on to me, mama. Don't let me wake from this.
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References  (1963) See more »


Guarda La Luna
Written by Maury Yeston
Performed by Sophia Loren
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User Reviews

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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