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By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Sensual musical about love and art has mature themes.

Movie PG-13 2009 110 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

Strippers, sex, strippers...

A movie about an Italian guy who makes porn films. HOW IS THIS PG 13??? IT SHOULD BE R!!! Do NOT let your kids watch this until they are 18! You sure don't want them dancing like the strippers in this movie!
age 17+

Howd it get a PG13?

I only watched the trailer for this and realized it was too sexual for anyone I know.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (6 ):

It's a little unclear how an Irish actor wound up playing a tortured Italian director, but how lucky the audience is for it. NINE features Day-Lewis as we've rarely seen him: whimsical, unpredictable, prone to both rage and passion. He may not be exactly like Fellini's hero in 8 1/2 (on which this movie is based) -- nor the Guido of the acclaimed Broadway musical -- but no matter: Day-Lewis makes the character mesmerizingly distressed. He's writer's block writ large.

Still, fans of both the Broadway version and Fellini's classic may be disappointed. Some songs have been excised, and Guido's women are, by and large, not that fascinating, at least not in this version. Hudson's reporter is a trifle (and not in a way that serves the character); Cruz, though smoldering, is over the top; Kidman is fleeting. Cotillard is the exception, singing with such feeling -- and acting that way, too. It's lovely to see Loren on the big screen again, and Dench also delivers as a jaded costume designer. Nine may not score a perfect 10, but with its rousing numbers and some strong performances, it successfully entertains.

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