Saturday, February 27, 2010

Nine (2009) (2nd time)

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. [imdb]

Nominated for 4 Oscar:

Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz
Best Original Song
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design

6 months before Nine was released I predicted it was gonna win Best Picture. Obviously, I was quite foolish, but how could you not trust Rob Marshall. He did great with Chicago and a decent job with Memoirs of a Geisha... Nine should've been fabulous. Nine is boring, confusing, unoriginal and badly directed.
But hey, at least it has fabulous songs, if you got the chance to know them better. The performances go from WTF (Sophia Loren) to quite good (Marion, a bit of Penelope and Nicole), but the screenplay is messy and the direction a failure. It's just a bunch of musical numbers thrown together. The actors have charisma and I thought: how cool it would've been if we would've had more Nicole singing...
My rating for the film: 5.5/10. I can't rate it, sometimes I feel like a 4 or a 6... I dunno.

1 comment:

  1. I agree! I love musicals, so I found it entertaining, but the script failed. Loved Fergie's number though!