Monday, December 19, 2011

The Nines (2007)

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

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