Nine: DVD Review
Released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Daniel Day Lewis stars as Italian film director Guido Contini, the maestro of
cinema Italiano, who's under pressure to create his ninth film. Contini's
revered in Italy (despite a string of recent flops - a running gag in the film)
but is struggling to come up with a script for his ninth outing on the big
But despite seeking inspiration from the
women in his life - a prostitute from youth (Fergie), his mistress Carla (a
fiery sparky Penelope Cruz), his wife Luisa (an ever dependable Marion
Cotillard), his mother (Sophia Loren) and his muse (Nicole Kidman), he's got
With the studio on his back, sets being
built and time running out, Guido's got nowhere to hide - can he get his magic
Nine is a sexy, spectacularly lavish affair
- with its women giving their all both vocally and physically on the screen, it
seemed destined not to fail. And yet, somehow, it manages to do so.
Despite a stunning ensemble cast, beautiful Italian
scenery and some lavish musical numbers, it somehow manages to miss the
It's more about style over
substance - but in some moments - and thanks to a feisty Penelope Cruz, you may
well forget the lack of substance and just appreciate what's on the screen.
Extras: 8 Featurettes, commentary
with Rob Marshall and 3 music videos - exclusive to Blu Ray there's a Screen
actors guild Q &A with the cast.