A belated review of ‘Nine’

Wednesday January 6th 2010


I went to see Nine yesterday afternoon. I would’ve gone earlier but it took me three and a half weeks to find somebody who would agree to come with me.

My earlier mixed feelings were ever-present as my companion and I braved the cold January air and trotted off down the local multiplex. Exchanging £6.70 each for our small paper tickets, we proceeded to enter the auditorium where Nine, the new one from Rob Marshall, awaited.

‘It was quite good.’
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They can put that on the poster.

>> Danieldaylewis is as charismatic as ever, even if his Giudo Contini isn’t exactly a Daniel Plainview.

>> He’s supported by every major Hollywood actress currently alive (and Judi Dench, who is definitely at least half-conscious).

>> They are almost entirely competent.

>> Apart from Fergie obviously.

>> Rob Marshall has done a good job on this one, it looks sharp as anything.

>> It’ll be interesting to see what he does with Pirates 4, which he’s apparently ‘helming’ now. I’m hoping for at least three chorus lines between all the crap jokes and boring characters.

>> Should it be nominated, Nine definitely won’t be the worst Best Picture nominee.