A lavish feature take on the Tony award-winning musical inspired by Federico Fellini’s whimsical classic 8 1/2. Directed by Rob Marshall, Nine details the effort made by world-class filmmaker Guido Contini in realizing his latest cinematic vision while simultaneously balancing his relationships.
Film ini tidak sedang tayang di MUBI, tetapi ada 30 film bagus lainnya.
Not a perfect film, but damn enjoyable. Marshall's idea of having the songs in fantasy, in a soundstage, can be old (since he'd already done that in Chicago). But it works, the weakness here is the editing. All the performances are great. The moments between Dench and Day-Lewis are incredible, and Cotillard and Cruz are better by the second. Kidman doesn't have much screen time, but her performance is alluring.
all right, let's give Nine a fair judgment,shall we ? just get all your recollection about 8 1/2 out of your mind, and stop comparing it with that film, which is simply the greatest film of all time, and just enjoy this highly crafted and entertaining musical.
For one reason,i dont think 'Nine' deserves the bad reviews that have dominated.Daniel Day Lewis gives a great performance.
He was believable with all the women,and scenes with Penelope Cruz were especially strong.
This is not a great movie. This is not a great Broadway adaptation. This is not a remarkable musical. But it has an astounding Cotillard performance, big choreographies, the finest costumes, beautiful sceneries and an all-star cast. That's enough for me.
Only people that love 8 1/2 will enjoy, as minimum as possible, this film which is an americanized attempt to do what the other film did better, and asking the same questions but not as much as the original did. No need to be done, but it was enjoyable (my favorite film is 8 1/2), but boring. Love the nods to Fellini's biography (Guido's drawings, eg.)
Rather futile musical about Federico Fellini. The songs are forgettable, only Penélope Cruz and Kate Hudson's acts may be saved from total oblivion. Nonetheless, already forgotten. A DVD zone why didn't I see a giallo instead ?
Some excellent individual performances save it (almost) from being a complete mess. Rob Marshall's production is dripping with style, but even the superb cinematography and set design can't gloss over a pretty mediocre musical that's packed with bland, overly obvious songs that oversimplify and trivialize Fellini's masterpiece. Maybe worth watching for the performances and style, but this one's not a success.
Not that I'm comparing this in anyway to 8 1/2 (I wouldn't), but while I bought Marcello Mastroianni's Guido as a genius film director going through a midlife crisis, I saw Daniel Day-Lewis's Guido as an actor trying hard to play a hack director pretending to have a midlife crisis. I like Fergie's musical number though.