Review | Nine

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Us Rating: ** 1/2

Daniel Day-Lewis broods and sings (badly) as Guido, an Italian film director in a midlife crisis in director Rob Marshall's first musical since Chicago. While it’s nowhere near as good as that 2002 blockbuster, the film did earn four Oscar nominations. The miscast Day-Lewis struggles to carry his numbers, but Marion Cotillard croons sublimely as his put-upon wife and Penelope Cruz sizzles in a few scenes as Guido's mistress. (Sony Pictures, $29)