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Nine Lives (2005)
USA / English
"Every life has a story. And every story has a life of its own. "
Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Holly Hunter Sonia
Lisa Gay Hamilton Holly
Sydney Tamiia Poitier Vanessa
Jason Isaacs Damian
Robin Wright Penn Diana
Chelsea Rendon Sandra's Daughter
K Callan Marisa
Andy Umberger Second Male Guard
Mary Pat Dowhy Nicole
Miguel Sandoval Deputy Sheriff Ron
Aomawa Baker Female Guard
Elpidia Carrillo Sandra
Stephen Dillane Martin
Daniel Edward Mora Receptionist
Molly Parker Lisa
Amanda Seyfried Samantha
Sissy Spacek Ruth
Ian McShane Larry
Amy Brenneman Lorna
Mary Kay Place Dr. Alma Wyatt
Lawrence Pressman Roman
Pat Musick Mourner / Night Manager
Rebecca Tilney Rebecca
William Fichtner Andrew
Andrew Borba Paul
Aidan Quinn Henry
Kathy Baker Camille
Amy Lippens Nurse
Joe Mantegna Richard
Glenn Close Maggie
Dakota Fanning Maria
Director: Rodrigo García
Producer: Julie Lynn
Writer: Rodrigo García
a masterpiece
I just saw the movie and right now it feels like one of my top all time favorites. As in up there with Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and 400 Blows and La Dolce Vita. I don't know why ten fragments of stories should have that power. Maybe because the writing is genius? No pandering to conventional standards of entertainment, just a great author mining vein after vein of truth and freeing his brilliant actors to be intensely fearlessly human at every second. This is the movie that Crash wishes it was (and I thought Crash was awesome). No preaching. No "ideas." Just the human heart on display. Amazing that a woman lying in a hospital bed facing a mastectomy got the biggest laughs--because Kathy Baker, speaking Rodrigo Garcia's lines, so completely captured the frustration and helplessness that all of us have felt that all the audience could do was laugh in recognition. Go see this one.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 4
Imdb rating: 7.0
Musician: Ed Shearmur
Running time: 115 min
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Last modified: 2008-01-02 13:09:04