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Nine - The Musical [DVD]

Daniel Day Lewis , Marion Cotillard    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Daniel Day Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Entertainment in Video
  • DVD Release Date: 19 April 2010
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003155YZM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,687 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Rob Marshall directs this big-budget musical based on the classic Fellini film 8 1/2. Set in early 1960s Venice, the film follows famous film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he struggles to complete his latest project on the eve of his 40th birthday. Meanwhile, he must also juggle the various colourful women in his life: his wife Luisa (Marion Cotillard), his mistress Carla (Penelope Cruz), his muse Claudia (Nicole Kidman), his producer Liliane (Judi Dench), his mother (Sophia Loren) and even a prostitute who resurfaces from the depths of his past (Stacy Ferguson). Kate Hudson co-stars as the American journalist who interviews him about his life and work.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nine? Nein! 16 May 2011
By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
It's odd that Rob Marshall is typed as a musical director when he seems to be almost constantly embarrassed by the form, running away from genuine prolonged musical numbers like a frightened rabbit and hiding them as best as he can in the cutting room like a first-time killer clumsily disposing of the body in the nearest river only for giveaway dismembered body parts to float to the surface. Like Chicago, the staggeringly badly reviewed Nine tends to disguise its musical numbers as fantasy or dream sequences rather than embrace the format and just have people sing and dance the story and characters, leaving the impression that they could easily be edited out and not missed. That the film is a musical remake of Fellini's 8½, hardly the stuff of documentary realism itself with its constant fantasy sequences, could be seen as giving licence for such an approach if Marshall actually had the courage of the material's convictions, but he seems constitutionally incapable of presenting a musical number without breaking it up into soundbites. Like Richard Attenborough's equally misconceived and equally catastrophic screen version of A Chorus Line he even breaks up and cuts away from the numbers to have dialogue scenes running through them (Nicole Kidman's big number in particular loses most of its power from this intermittent dilution), making them particularly indigestible and half-hearted. That these dialogue scenes are incomplete themselves only makes matters worse, giving you the worst of both worlds as if Marshall were making two separate movies he had no confidence in and tried to stick them together after the fact to cut his losses. Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good grief 3 Feb 2012
We gave up on this film 54 minutes in. There had only been one good scene with singing and dancing. The rest was just quick snaps of topics which did not seem to be linked in any way. It might have been slightly more tolerable with some actual continuity.

Whoever said this is as good as Chicago must have been lobotmised between viewings. Do not spend your money on this film. It is some of the worst dross we've have watched for many years. If you're really, really desperate then watch it on TV when it's finally broadcast.

I cannot understand how this ever managed to be put up for any academy awards unless the nominators had a sick sense of humour.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nine 17 Jan 2011
`Nine' is one of those films that looked awesome from the trailer and then felt slightly anti-climatic by the time the credits roll.

Featuring an incredible cast this follows a renowned Italian director as he struggle to make his next film and it also focuses on the various women in his life, from his mother, wife, mistress, film starlets, friends and admirers. The drama is inter-cut with musical numbers, which are actually quite good and liven up a rather staid and uninspiring plot.

Day-Lewis is great to watch as ever and Dench is great as his friend, but Marion Cottilard, as his wife, is superb and is the strongest part of the film. Apart from the beauty factor the other actresses add, they don't bring a great deal else to the film.

You can tell this has been adapted from a theatre show (by the same team that brought us `Chicago') and some scenes are shot and framed in a very stage orientated way. I actually enjoyed this aspect and felt it added to, rather than detracted from, the overall feel.

All in all, this is a decent enough film and whilst the trailer makes you expect more and the cast are sorely underused, this still has enough to hold your interest for the duration. Not one to rush to see, but worth a viewing if it's on TV or at a bargain price on Amazon.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ten out of ten for nine 5 July 2010
I loved this film at the cinema and I was concerned it would not be as good on DVD but I was wrong. You still get the sultryness of the whole thing. If you love films with good music, big dance numbers and a lovely story you must invest in this DVD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb "Nine" 15 July 2013
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More than excellent! - Superb casting and performances and everything I've come to expect from an Anthony Minghella film. I've since bought another copy to send as a birthday present.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Classic 24 Nov 2011
By Annette
My type of movie but most of the time not that of many others. I enjoyed it but doubt if I would watch it again. It is not Moulin Rouge or Cabaret quality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great underrated film 15 April 2014
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The music and dance in this film is amazing. Seems to have been overlooked. Loved Fergie and 'be Italian' . Watch it if you like sweet charity or moulin rouge
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific performances from all! 1 Aug 2013
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This film exceeded my expectations as I was a bit dubious about the singing but how wrong I was. Enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you
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Published 1 month ago by Mrs. R. Wright
4.0 out of 5 stars it's actually pretty good
There's one major thing wrong with this film.
It's extremely sophisticated - and most of the musical buffs who post their provincial clap trap on this site are still... Read more
Published 1 month ago by addison de witt
5.0 out of 5 stars Nine - The Musical [DVD]
I've never watched this musical before, so when it arrived at my home I immediately put it on and watched it the whole way through. Read more
Published 3 months ago by BabyMo77
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Don't know why critics didn't like this cos I loved it
Published 3 months ago by Deb Tooth
2.0 out of 5 stars An unsuccessful attempt to recapture the magic of Chicago
Like many people, I really enjoyed director Rob Marshall's "Chicago" so I came to this hoping for some of the same pleasure. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jem4books
Without doubt the most dull central performance, the worst conception ever of a movie.
On stage this show had LIFE, on the screen this is as flat as yesterday souffle. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Christopher R. Cherry
5.0 out of 5 stars Nine
Brilliant film really enjoyed it and the music is good. Dvd received quickly, and in brilliant condition, just as good as new.
Published 13 months ago by Anon
3.0 out of 5 stars Well, Fellini's 8 and a half was the original and has not been...
Daniel Day Lewis is a brilliant actor and a fairly convincing Italian self-absorbed male (Guido), but Marcello Maistroiani he ain't. Read more
Published 14 months ago by JSMR
5.0 out of 5 stars What's not to like
An under rated show. Unconventional storyline, but this is an excellent version - love the music. Oh, and SOPHIA LOREN - still looking stunning!!!!!
Published 14 months ago by G. M. E. Pearce
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent dvd
Absolutely love musicals and this was a great film to watch would recommend this dvd and seller to all my friends and family who are musical fans
Published 15 months ago by Rebekah
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