"Nine", the musical version of "8 1/2", screened at the DGA on Sunday November 22nd. With a mediocre score, not a memorable song in the film, and an uninspired script; the Fellini magic is lost. The film looks good, but director Rob Marshall doesn't deliver on the drama or the production numbers. He misses the delirious heights of "All That Jazz" and "8 1/2". "Nine" rates a four, stars Daniel Day Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench and a majestic Sophia Loren as Daniel Day Lewis' Mama.
It opens in New York and Los Angeles on Dec 18th.
Klaatu should note that while the audience did not applaud any of the production numbers, the exit comments for "Nine" were positive...some even called it a masterpiece. But, Klaatu stands by his review.
Klaatu made a mistake..."misses the delirious heights" should be "misses the delirious high..."