What the heck is going on?
Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern, Buried, Blade: Trinity) stars as three different characters alongside two other actors who also play three different characters. Sound confusing? It is, but in a good way. John August (screenwriter of several Tim Burton films - Big Fish, Corpse Bride, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) tells a story of characters whose lives are intertwined. Using the same actors for multiple roles could have been a confusing mess but August pulls it off well. Mislabeled as a 'thriller' because it was not very thrilling. It was however engrossing, funny, and unpredictable.
A good film with an interesting pay-off, The Nines gets 3 out of 5 Poblanos!
Director: John August
Writer: John August
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis and Melissa McCarthy
Rotten Tomatoes: 65%
Metacritic: 52 out of 100