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.

Director:

Rob Marshall

Writers:

Michael Tolkin (screenplay), Anthony Minghella (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Day-Lewis ... Guido Contini
Sandro Dori Sandro Dori ... Studio Superintendent
Nicole Kidman ... Claudia
Marion Cotillard ... Luisa Contini
Penélope Cruz ... Carla
Judi Dench ... Lilli
Sophia Loren ... Mamma
Kate Hudson ... Stephanie
Fergie ... Saraghina
Ricky Tognazzi ... Dante
Giuseppe Cederna ... Fausto
Elio Germano ... Pierpaolo
Roberto Nobile ... Jaconelli
Andrea Di Stefano ... Benito
Romina Carancini Romina Carancini ... Production Assistant / Female Dancer
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Storyline

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest movie 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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Taglines:

This Holiday Season, Be Italian

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Kate Hudson mentioned in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in November 2009 that it took about six weeks to rehearse her number "Cinema Italiano", and about two days to film. She also said that making the movie was "maybe my best experience to date". See more »

Goofs

When Guido drives up to the Cinecitta film studios in his open top Lancia with his producer as passenger, parked outside (to left) is a (quite distinctive) two tone white and blue paint job rear-engined (flat front radiator) car (another Lancia?): as soon as they pull up inside the lot, as they exit the car and walk around the lot, camera pulls back to show an exact same (license plate same /similar) car parked on other side. See more »

Quotes

Liliane La Fleur: [adjusting the collar of Guido's suit] You're a world class liar, darling. Go out there and lie for Italy. Lie for Italia.
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Soundtracks

Kyrie
Written by Gabriel Fauré
Performed by The American Boychoir
Courtesy of Albermarle Records
By arrangement with The Orchard
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Great performances but too much singing
20 May 2020 | by pedroborges-90881See all my reviews

If you are fan of musicals i can understand you really liking this movie, but in my opinion is Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard and Penélope Cruz giving great performances with good coreography and a lot other things you can expect from a musical with this budget, visually is very well done, but the story is weak and some scenes fails on trying to being funny.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

25 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Rob Marshall Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$257,232, 20 December 2009

Gross USA:

$19,676,965

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,004,950
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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