Rob Marshall directs a musical based on the very popular Broadway show involving a film director with to many women in his life title nine. Daniel Day Lewis plays the movie director Guido Contini who is about to begin shooting a movie in 1965 Rome but he doesn’t have a script and just lacks inspiration and doesn’t know where to begin. His loss of direction is caused by the distraction of nine women surrounding him including his mistress played by Penelope Cruz, the actress in his upcoming show played by Nicole Kidman, his costume designer played by Judi Dench, an American journalist played by Kate Hudson just to name a few. The main aspect I really enjoyed about this musical is that not only could everybody carry a tune but several of the nine women especially Stacy Ferguson of the Black Eyed Peas sang fantastic. I heard during some of the dance scenes Rob Marshall used a lot of close up shots to hide the lack of professional dancers. (When I mentioned this to my brother he said the close ups of pretty women didn’t bother him a bit) The script was also witty and even entertaining but for some reason when I look at every part of the film and they all look almost perfect they just don’t add up to one of the best musicals ever. (Maybe nine beautiful women does add up if you’re a golfer but I’m not going there) We will see this film at the academy awards in a couple categories and I’m giving it an A- rating.
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.