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Interesting idea but ultimately disappointing
The Nines has some fantastic ideas and some really rather good performances (Melissa McCarthy is a constant joy throughout and Ryan Reynolds shows an impressive diversity for his acting league) however, after a promising start, loses its way as the story progresses.
A film of three distinct parts in a Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) style, The Nines deals with some seriously deep themes including philosophy, theology and betrayal. However, unlike Eternal Sunshine, the direction of John August (writer of Go and Big Fish) seems too straight and, dare I say it, Teen-like for such a film where a better choice of helm would have seem to be someone like David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks) or maybe Darren Aronofski (Pi, The Fountain). As it is the film progressively gets weirder and weirder and with it surrealism jars with the previous tone to the point it feels preposterous.
Worth a watch and nice to see someone try something new but ultimately disappointing.
A Splendid Little Film the Challenges the Mind and Forges New Ground
THE NINES is a film that may seem like a tough story to follow, but the concept and the ‘autobiographical’ script by the gifted John August are so fine that once seen, this film demands re-visiting. It is tremendously entertaining, blessed with a superb cast, and offers food for thought far beyond the running time of the film. For this viewer it falls into the ‘brilliant’ category.
More of an existential exercise than a traditional movie tale, THE NINES has the courage to challenge our concept of that is the real world, what is fantasy, what exists beyond our concept of our ‘space’ here on planet Earth, and just how significant is the current obsession with television reality shows and videogames on the way we are stuck in the present. John August explores these issues by interweaving three stories, using the same actors to change vantages and personalities to raise questions and pose problems for the audience to attempt to resolve. It works.
Part I (‘The Prisoner’) views the life of a famous television personality Gary (Ryan Reynolds) who naïvely takes on a ‘crack’ trip that results in a house arrest controlled by a jovial officer Margaret (Melissa McCarthy) and whose only outlet is a neighbor Sarah (Hope Davis) with whom he has a seductive affinity: while both women appear real, events occur that make their existence questionable to the crack-addled Gary. In Part II, ‘Reality Television’, Gavin (Reynolds) is a television writer attempting to get his pilot film accepted by executive boss Susan (Davis), but falls into troubled times when he is told his best friend Melissa (McCarthy) must be dropped from the project. In Part III, ‘Knowing’, Gabriel (Reynolds) is a gentle video game creator, happily married to Mary (McCarthy) with a daughter Noelle (Elle Fanning) who has been weaving in and out of the film as different characters, gets stuck in a forest and in attempting to seek help encounters Sierra (Davis), a strange woman who finally approaches the possibilities of Gabriel’s ‘mission on earth’. The title of the movie becomes apparent when Sierra informs Gabriel that while God is a 10, human beings are only 7s, koala bears are 8s because they control the environment, and Gabriel is a 9 – an extraterrestrial being in a human incarnation to test the goodness of the earth. How this information affects Gabriel and how the story is resolved is yet more of the intellectual exercise and joy of THE NINES.
Ryan Reynolds is extraordinarily fine in his three roles: he is a far better actor than the usual films he makes would indicate. Hope Davis and Melissa McCarthy are as always reliably excellent. But the magic of this film comes form the mind and direction of John August who thankfully gives the audience much to ponder. It is a gem of a film. Highly Recommended.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Director John August
Writer John August
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Melissa McCarthy, Hope Davis, Elle Fanning
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Jinks/Cohen Company
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Lenses, Arriflex 16 SR3, Panasonic AG-DVX100A, Panasonic AJ-SDX900
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, Laser Pacific Media Corporation, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 7201, Vision2 250D 7205, Vision2 500T 7218), 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 250D 5205, Vision2 500T 5218), Video (DVCPRO)
Cinematographic Process DVC Pro (source format), Digital Intermediate (1080p/24) (master format), Super 16 (source format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (partial blow-up) (Kodak Vision Premier 2393), D-Cinema