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Nine is a musical romance-drama about a star film director that has trouble separating his professional and personal life. The movie follows the director as he engages with his wife, mistress, muse, agent, and mother. Directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Stacy Ferguson, and Kate Hudson. This film was nominated for four Oscar awards, including Best Supporting Actress.

Nine received many negative reviews upon release, but its star-studded cast allows it to be a favorite amongst many viewers. Read some quotes from this movie based on a musical of the same name, Nine.


Stephanie: What would you say the limit to what you could show in movies these days is?
Guido Contini: What would you like to see that I haven't already shown you?
Carla: I'll be waiting for you, with my legs open.
Saraghina: Be Italian!
Chorus: Be Italian!
Liliane La Fleur: [adjusting the collar of Guido's suit] You're a world class liar, darling. Go out there and lie for Italy. Lie for Italia.
Liliane La Fleur: [From trailer] Directing a movie is a very overrated job, we all know it. You just have to say yes or no. What else do you do? Nothing. "Maestro, should this be red?" Yes. "Green?" No. "More extras?" Yes. "More lipstick?" No. Yes. No. Yes. No. That's directing.
Guido Contini: [singing] Nothing holds together, nothing makes a bit of sense now. Impossible to grasp or understand. How can I go on to watch the whole of my existence end up being nothing that I planned?
Guido Contini: Hold on to me, mama. Don't let me wake from this.
Guido Contini: [singing] I would like the universe to get down On it's knees And say, "Guido, whatever you please, It's okay. Even if it's impossible, we'll Arrange it." That's all that I want.
Liliane La Fleur: [adjusting the collar of Guido's suit] You're a world class liar, darling. Go out there and lie for Italy. Lie for Italia.
Saraghina: [from trailer] Be... Italian...
Saraghina: Be Italian...
Saraghina: Take a chance and try to steal a fiery kiss!
Saraghina: Be Italian...
Saraghina: Be Italian...
Saraghina: When you hold me, don't just hold me, but... hold... this!...
Saraghina: ...Be a singer!
Chorus: Be a singer!
Saraghina: Be a lover!
Chorus: Be a lover!
Saraghina: Pick the flower now before the chance is past!
Chorus: Before it's past!
Saraghina: Be Italian!
Chorus: Be Italian!
Saraghina: Be Italian!
Chorus: Be Italian...
Saraghina: Live today as if it may... become... your last!
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