Nine (2009) of course comes after 8 1/2 (1963). I knew nothing about Rob Marshall’s film before playing it, but had no trouble recognising Cecil Day-Lewis’s son as a version of Federico Fellini. I don’t like musicals (well, the ones by that Rogerson guy are OK) so this wasn’t to my taste. I don’t like that sinking feeling as something goes wrong with the dialog and you realise that the actor is about to … sing. And no film is perfect. However, I think that any critic who goes to the trouble to find fault with this is just a grouch who needs something to say.

'Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.'

Daniel Day-Lewis, Sandro Dori, Nicole Kidman

Nine (Rob Marshall, 2009)

Garry Gillard | New: 8 March, 2017 | Now: 8 March, 2017