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Nine (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Musical, Romance  |  25 December 2009 (USA)
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Ratings: 5.9/10 from 36,377 users   Metascore: 49/100
Reviews: 232 user | 203 critic | 33 from Metacritic.com

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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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

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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  »

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£44,443 (UK) (18 December 2009)


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

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Lindsay Lohan expressed interest in a role, but was turned down after producers felt she looked "too young". See more »


Guido Contini: [singing] Nothing holds together, nothing makes a bit of sense now. Impossible to grasp or understand. How can I go on to watch the whole of my existence end up being nothing that I planned?
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Cinema Italiano (The RF Remix)
Written by Maury Yeston
Performed by Kate Hudson
Produced by Ron Fair and Co-Produced by Tal Herzberg
Arranged by David Krane, John DeLuca & Ron Fair
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User Reviews

Not nine, just zero (web)
21 September 2013 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

This is one of the finest jewels in Hollywood crap crown! So much famous names, so much budget to shoot a stinker like this, it's amazing! There's absolutely no story as it's about a lousy director seeking inspiration! The music, songs are just horrible! The musical is poor as they kept using this dark roman arena and the dancing is just at the level of music videos now: lascivious girls jiggling. And for the cast, they found the exquisite idea to have them speak English but with a loud Italian accent, just to tell the movie happens in Italy ! Day-Lewis must be very shameful of his participation as he looks his feet, bent behind shades all the time. Fortunately, Penélope is here and brings the only good moments: she is truly the only one to show that's she's a fine dancer and a true actress...

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