Sunday, October 23, 2011

Movie Review: Nine Lives (2005)



I have proof that there is nothing on TV.  I've been watching movies on the computer all weekend.

I just finished watching Nine Lives a few moments ago.  Captivating.  Emotional.  Very different.  Those are the words I have come up with to describe this film. I don't think it will be everyone's cup of tea but I liked it.

The movie is actually a series of vignettes about turning points in various women's lives.  Some of these lives have a connection, albeit tenuous at best, but most do not.  They are just a study of pivotal moments.  The filming is quite interesting.  Each vignette is continuously filmed rather than a series of scenes.  And when the story ends, that's it.

The cast is totally all-star:

GLENN CLOSE
ROBIN WRIGHT PENN
HOLLY HUNTER
SISSY SPACEK
KATHY BAKER
AMY BRENNEMAN
ELPIDIA CARRILLO
DAKOTA FANNING
LISA GAY HAMILTON
MOLLY PARKER
MARY KAY PLACE
AMANDA SEYFRIED
STEPHEN DILLANE
WILLIAM FICHTNER
JASON ISAACS
JOE MANTEGNA
IAN MCSHANE
SYDNEY TAMAIIA POITIER
AIDAN QUINN
MIGUEL SANDOVAL
LAWRENCE PRESSMAN