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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis
Judi Dench
Marion Cotillard
Nicole Kidman
Penelope Cruz
Sofia Loren
Kate Hudson
Stacey Ferguson
Directors
Rob Marshall
Screenwriters
Michael Tolkin
Anthony Minghella
Running Time
117 minutes

Nine
The cast of 2009 let rip on Fellini with showtunes…


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Nine

Plot
1960s Italy. Once-celebrated film director Guido Contini (Day-Lewis) struggles with his unwritten script for his comeback film. Looking for inspiration, he turns to his mistress (Cruz), his wife (Cotillard), his muse (Kidman), his confidante (Dench) and his childhood memories to solve his crisis, with unsuccessful yet well-sung results.


Verdict
Though slightly marred by a clunky structure and a lack of truly catchy tunes, Nine’s wall-to-wall first-rate performances from its stellar cast (especially Cotillard) add a touch of class.


Reviewed by Alastair Plumb

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