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Nine Lives

Still of Amanda Seyfried in Nine LivesStill of William Fichtner in Nine LivesRodrigo García at event of Nine LivesStill of Glenn Close and Dakota Fanning in Nine LivesStill of Sissy Spacek in Nine LivesStill of Lisa Gay Hamilton in Nine Lives

Plot

Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.8/10 (4,278 voted)

Critic's Score: 80/100

Director:
Rodrigo García

Stars: Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Glenn Close

Storyline
Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.

Cast:

Elpidia Carrillo

Sandra


Aomawa Baker

Female Guard


Miguel Sandoval

Deputy Sheriff Ron


Mary Pat Dowhy

Nicole


Andy Umberger

Second Male Guard


K Callan

Marisa


Chelsea Rendon

Sandra's Daughter


Robin Wright

Diana

(as Robin Wright Penn)


Jason Isaacs

Damian


Sydney Tamiia Poitier

Vanessa


Lisa Gay Hamilton

Holly


Holly Hunter

Sonia


Stephen Dillane

Martin


Daniel Edward Mora

Receptionist


Molly Parker

Lisa

Taglines:
Every life has a story. And every story has a life of its own.



Details

Official Website:
Magnolia Pictures |
Official site [United States] |

Release Date: 2 September 2005

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $500,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $28,387
(USA)
(16 October 2005)
(7 Screens)

Gross: $478,645
(USA)
(28 May 2006)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

USA:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

One of the two movies released in 2005 starring 'Glenn Close', 'Jason Isaacs' and 'William Fichtner' as part of the ensemble casting, the other film being
The Chumscrubber.

Quotes:

Maria:
Who waters the lawn here?

Maggie:
There are sprinklers on timers.

Maria:
So nobody sees it, because they're all on timers and everybody's dead.



User Review

Women in Love

Rating:


Director Rodrigo Garcia specializes in directing films composed of
numerous vignettes. His characters emerge in more than one segment,
creating a tapestry that helps weave together his themes of both
connectivity and isolation. He debuted at Sundance in 2001 with Ten
Things You Can Tell by Looking at Her, which featured Glenn Close,
Holly Hunter, Amy Brenneman, Cameron Diaz and many other notables.
Close, Hunter and Brenneman all returned for Nine Lives, along with
Robin Wright Penn, Dakota Fanning, Sissy Spacek and others.

It is noteworthy that both of these movies are mostly about women, with
men allowed only supporting roles, even within such ensemble casts. As
Garcia freely admitted in the Sundance Q&A, he writes women better than
men. Also evident in the Q&A is that the women of the cast adored him.
And they rewarded him with outstanding performances.

Garcia treats his characters with a gentle touch, even when revealing
their flaws. We feel compassion for them in their anguish. It is as if
we have seen each of these women before, but only in passing. Now we
are allowed to gaze into their souls, but never for too long. Garcia
tells us enough to empathize, but not enough to judge. It felt like I
was walking down a sidewalk on a Sunday afternoon, listening to
conversations through open windows, catching only a glimpse of each
family, but creating a powerful and lasting impression of the
neighborhood. That is Garcia's world. And he is becoming master of the
genre.