Opens: November 25, 2009
Website: Official Nine site
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Sophia Loren, Kate Hudson, Stacy Ferguson
My Review: Nine is one of the few musicals in existence that I know very little about. It was revived on Broadway a few years ago, starring Antonio Banderas, and is based on the 1963 Fellini film 8½. It’s the story of Italian movie director Guido Contini and his relationship with the various women in his life, including his wife, his mistress, his creative muse, and his mother. And therein lies the extent of my knowledge of Nine.
But I do know that it’s directed by Rob Marshall, who also directed the movie version of
The trailer for Nine doesn’t reveal too much; it’s essentially a collection of clips set to one of the tunes from the show, sung by costar Stacy Ferguson (aka Fergie; yes, that Fergie). But I don’t need to see too much to know I’m already sold on the movie. All I had to hear was “musical”, “Rob Marshall”, and “Daniel Day-Lewis”, and I knew that stuffing my face with turkey won’t be the only thing I’ll be doing Thanksgiving weekend.
Would I Pay For It?: Clearly.