While I'm not big on romantic comedies and even dramas of a similar vein (although my partner is changing this slowly but steadily), I do appreciate a good musical and that's about as sappy as I get for the most part.
And yes, this movie is not a romantic comedy, but it is a sort of a drama. And it is rather musical in nature. So good points there. And Rob Marshall is perhaps better known for his choreography work on Broadway but he has ventured into directing more and more in recent years...Read Full Story
As the movie musical continues to make its triumphant return, the genre has yet to truly find an instant classic to officially make it a viable and critically acclaimed genre, once again. Films like Hairspray and Nine are definitely fine/mediocre pieces, but not since Moulin Rouge! and Dreamgirls has a musical, on the big screen, been fraught with huge critical acclaim.
But that’s not without the continual pushing of one Rob Marshall [...]Read Full Story
The Nine lives of a director (Daniel Day-Lewis) and a designer (Judi Dench).Growing up Guido!By Miranda InganniSmoking, singing and climbing his way through Nine, Daniel Day-Lewis plays Guido Contini, a masterful Italian director trying to pull out of the slump of a string of flops. He has enough inspiration to make his magnum opus, Italia, but lacks a narrative, much less a script. Turning to every woman who has had an effect on his life, he searches and struggles, but to no avail.Guido...Read Full Story
Nine (and the movie 8 ½, on which it’s based) is about a writer/director who has a hard time coming up with a story for his latest film. It’s ironic, then, that Nine, written by Michael Tolkin and the late Anthony Minghella, also seems to be lacking a plot of its own.
Daniel Day-Lewis plays the auteur, Guido Contini, who’s having a breakdown since his movie Italia is supposed to go into production within days but he still hasn’t written one word. His leading actress, international star...Read Full Story
Nicole Kidman shoots her driving scenes with Daniel Day Lewis on the set of Director Rob Marshall's Nine on location in Rome, Italy. The $80 million budget film co-stars Penélope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Sophia Loren, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Fergie, Ricky Tognazzi, Giuseppe Cederna, Valerio Mastandrea and Martina Stella. The film is based on the Tony award winning musical Nine from a book by Arthur Kopit with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston.Nine hits theaters on November 25.Bauer-GriffinNine...Read Full Story