be italian!

Luisa Contini: Thank you.
Guido Contini: What for?
Luisa Contini: Thank you for reminding me I'm not special. You don't even see what you do to me. Even the moments I think are ours, it's just... you working to get what you want.

That was a dialog between Guido Contini and his wife, Luisa in Rob Marshal's newest musical, Nine. I don't know why, but there's always a little excitement to know that there's a musical to be released soon. I guess Hollywood agreed with me with Chicago. Just when it's about to be released. Everyone's buzzing about the movie and when it's released, everyone praised it and it's earned quite many Oscar noms.

Unfortunately, the same condition cannot applied to NINE. This ambitious project of Rob Marshall did not earn the same respect he did with Chicago. Nine is based on the broadway musical, that received so many acknowledgement. It based on the semi-autobiographic of Fellini, an Italian director.

Nine had potential for sure. It tells a story of an Italian director, Guido Contini, who struggled to balance his life. The pressure of work and personal life has driven the once a visionary director to a very stressful life. His colleagues, his mistress, his wife, even his dead mother seemed took parts in making life uneasy.

Marion Cotillard, as Luisa is just perfect. I was a bit disappointed that she didn't get an Oscar nomination for that role. Somehow, I feel that she might deserve it better than Penelopé Cruz, who managed to flawlessly transform herself as Guido's mistress, Carla. Kate Hudson and surprisingly Fergie did not disappoint.

However, even with this line of so many strong actors, Nine was still weak. It uses the same form of Chicago, unfortunately it's too similar, that it lost its originality. Nine didn't end well, it leaves you wonder whether a sequel is in a making, but then you're glad it won't.

By the way, if you wonder what Nine means. Nine is the number of works that Fellini has done.

1 comment:

  1. I'm tellliinnngg youuuu... Waktu adegan Thank-you-for-what itu, gue merasa jantung gue loncat keluar dan sebagian nyawa gue hilang.

    Btw, Alice in Wonderland ya Sabtu ini! Si Miko udah OK tuh.