Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis , Marion Cotillard , Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench , Kate Hudson , Stacy Ferguson and Sophia Loren
Story: Nine is a vibrant and provocative musical that follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife, his mistress, his film star muse, his confidant and costume designer, a young American fashion journalist, the whore from his youth and his mother. (The Weinstein Company)
Rated: PG-13 for sexual content and smoking
Bottom Line: It’s missing the zip, flash and dazzle of the director’s previous, Oscar winning musical, CHICAGO – but its subtlety, beauty and heart-felt finish are hard to resist. I really enjoyed this art house-like musical. But NINE?! …I’d say more live a seven and a half.