With Ryan Reynolds, Melissa McCarthy, Hope Davis, Octavia Spencer, Elle Fanning

Written & Directed by John August

This very original movie takes the same character through three seemingly interconnected lives / dimensions (within the movie industry), mixing fictitious characters with people playing themselves. Sounds a bit like a David Lynch scenario, but August’s movie has a far more conventional Hollywood tinge to it. The unexpected outcome is a very surprising and innovative one which will not be divulged here. This is John August’s second movie (his first made in 1998). In between he’s written four movies for Tim Burton, including Big Fish, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, The Corpse Bride, and the forthcoming Dark Shadows – which may explain his off-centre approach.
The Nines is a very different kind of movie, treading cosmic ground - quite interesting, rather thought-provoking and pretty entertaining.

4 / C
- Paul Blom

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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