A scene from
It showed singing,
dancing, and outstanding sets, not to mention a very impressive cast! The most
notable included Daniel Day Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench,
Kate Hudson and Sophia Loren.
follows a famous Italian movie director, Guido Contini (Daniel Day Lewis), on
his quest to find the meaning of his life and the inspiration for his highly
anticipated film. The movie explores the depths of love, friendship, and family
through Guido’s past experiences, while highlighting the significance of film
and music mastery in his life.
I thought Nine
perfected the balance between plot development and song and dance.
The musical choreography
is not spontaneous like that of High School Musical. In Nine,
musical numbers are added at the ends of scenes, with no relation to the plot.
This makes the story line much more realistic.
In addition to exploring
Guido’s life, the movie also portrays the heartache that his wife Luisa (Marion
Cotillard) faces due to her husband’s unfaithfulness. This strengthens both her
own and Guido’s character.
I thought the perspective
used in Nine made it easy for the audience to feel compassionate for each
woman in Guido’s life, and for Guido himself. They all made mistakes that would
be controversial to many viewers, but their positive characters and
personalities shone through.
The ending was brilliantly
done and made Nine impossible to forget. It was dramatic in its own
right, and wrapped up the movie well.
I would definitely
recommend this movie to anyone, from teens to older adults.
was nominated for five Golden Globe awards, ranging from Best Motion Picture for
a Musical or Comedy to Best Original Song.
Nine didn't bring home any Golden Globes, but I'll be crossing my fingers for