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A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.


Studio Sony
SKU 206494034
UPC 043396227507
UPC 14 00043396227507
Format DVD
Release Date 4/28/2009
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Reynolds,Ryan
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Cast & Crew
Alex Wurman - Original Music By
Bruce Cohen, et. al. - Producer
Douglas Crise - Editor
E. Colleen Saro - Art Director
Elle Fanning - Actor
Hope Davis - Actor
John August - Director
John August - Writer
Melissa McCarthy - Actor
Nancy Schreiber - Cinematographer
Ryan Reynolds - Actor
ReviewSource Variety
Review Though he's since penned three Tim Burton features and both "Charlie's Angels" pics, John August's directorial debut more closely resembles his first produced screenplay, 1999's "Go." The interlocking multistory structure, bright dialogue and surprising twists of fate are all present again, though this isn't another "Pulp Fiction"-ish joyride. Instead, ambitious "The Nines" arcs from witty Hollywood insiderdom to a climactic metaphysical leap that may leave many viewers nonplussed. Nonetheless, there's more than enough intelligence, intrigue and performance dazzle to make this an adventuresome gizmo for grownups -- albeit one whose complexity presents marketing challenges...Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis and Melissa McCarthy play different roles in the three successive tales whose true relationship to each other is only hinted at until the last few minutes...McCarthy and Davis are first-rate in roles that vary tonally but also have some significant overlaps. Reynolds gets a chance here like he's never had before -- though he's been consistently good-to-excellent in good-to-awful movies -- and he's sensational. Since it's long been clear he can do comedy, and it seems his dramatic range is broad as well, the question now isn't when he'll become an A-list star, but rather what kind he'll turn out to be.
Reviewer Dennis Harvey
ReviewRating 8
Review Whatever Ryan Reynolds is in John August's funny, offbeat The Nines, he can never be more than a "nine." Ten is an actual god, but Reynolds in any of his incarnations in this trilogy of tales can never be more than a demi-god, hence a nine. Oh, and koalas control the weather. That is the kind of daft humor that characterizes The Corpse Bride/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory screenwriter John August's feature debut, which provocatively and hilariously explores the boundaries between an artist and his creations...In many ways, the film is a showcase for Reynolds, offering the actor who has paid his dues with movies like National Lampoon's Van Wilder and Blade: Trinity a way to move into meatier roles in better movies. With The Nines, he gets to demonstrate his range, playing three distinct characters who are still somehow related...The Nines is not just a hoot, it's that increasingly rare animal, a comedy that is engaging, funny, and smart. And since this is only August's first film, it bodes well for the future.
Reviewer Pam Grady
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Reynolds,Ryan
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Jack Mathews, New York Daily News intricate...funny and consistently fascinating trio of stories with the same actors in different but related roles.
Jamie Tipps, Film Threat ...metaphysical engaging mystery.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly John August directs it briskly, as a gossip-era "Twilight Zone" of image and reality.

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