Tuesday, 12 April 2011


screencaps courtesy mediocrechick

On Saturday evening I watched Nine with my mum. It was a very enjoyable film, directed by the same guy as Chicago, and in some ways it had a similar feel to it, and in other ways not at all. It tells the tale of an Italian film director making his ninth film, and the women in his life who have inspired him. The cast was stellar, and the only issue I had with the film was that all the woomen were criminally underused. And also for a musical the songs were pretty forgettable.

The main thing I remember from the original reviews when it came out was everyone saying 'Fergie? Acting? Really?' but I thought she actually didn't do too bad a job. The film definitely confirmed Marion Cotillard as one of my all time favourite actresses though. She was stunning, and her voice is so beautiful.


Leia said...

You know, I was actually really disappointed with this movie. I'm generally easy to please when it comes to films - as long as it's entertaining I like it - but I just found this one a bit of a waste of time. The music wasn't very well thought through and I thought the songs were just generally quite bad! The story was interesting but I just think it could have been done in a much better way. Just my humble opinion though! And maybe I was disappointed because I had such high hopes for the movie.


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Sherin said...

I quite liked this movie. I agree about the women being underused though. I thought Kate Hudson and Fergie did fabulous jobs though.

DizzyTea said...

I loved that movie so much. Such style in it and my all time girl-crush Marion Cotillard too. Although I thought it would be more glorious after I've watched the trailer but still... Italians do it better!


Rachel said...

I really want to see this film - the screencaps look amazing!

Alexandra said...

I hadn't heard of this film but thanks for sharing the trailer and pictures. I'll keep an eye out for it, it looks very interesting!

Penny said...

i m generally not the musical type but i have been meaning to watch this one for a long time now! glad to know that you liked it!

Jasmin said...

loads of people hated this film when it first came out but i actually really liked it, i loved the style of the film, these stills are gorgeous x

Krissy (Shimmer Like Gold) said...

I was a bit disappointed with this movie, actually. I guess I was expecting something a little more extravagant? Visually, of course, it more than was, but I found the pace a bit slow and left a lot to be desired. I heard they cut out a lot of the original songs and such.

Christy said...

I've been on the fence about whether or not to see this film; I haven't heard too many positive reviews. But I adore Marion Cotillard (she was just flawless in "La Vie En Rose"!), so maybe...

Maria said...

I saw the beginning of this but I have never seen it all of the way through. From what I remember, I do think that the women could have been used more :)

Maria xxx

Susie said...

Ooh! I've been wanting to see this! It's funny, I kind of put off watching Chicago for ages because I "didn't think I'd be into it" and when I finally watched it, I loved it! Can't wait to check out this one too.

Winnie said...

Oh yeah I remember the whole Fergie thing. If it's decent then I better put it on my movies to watch list! That list is never ending though, there are so many! I should probably join something like Lovefilm and force myself to watch all the movies that I've been meaning to watch!

Peg said...

I agree with the Chicagoesque feel of the film and the under used female actors, it would of been interesting if they expanded their stories it felt like they stopped at the most interesting point, maybe they thought it would be too Chicago like.

I love the song sung by Fergie, it was interesting to see her in that type of role. I think hers and Penelope Cruz's song are the only remember-able ones in the whole film which is a little disappointing.

Peg x

Jo said...

Wow, it certainly looks amazing! I missed it when it was at the cinema, but I'm definitely renting it just from the look of the stills! It looks incredible!