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Nine Lives is bolstered by a strong cast and features many insightful glimpses into the lives of women. Read critic reviews

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The lives of nine women occasionally overlap as they deal with unfaithfulness, loss, romance and parenthood. Cancer patient Camille (Kathy Baker) has a difficult time facing her life-threatening disease, prisoner Sandra (Elpidia Carrillo) desperately looks forward to seeing her child on visiting day, Maggie (Glenn Close) and her daughter have a heart-to-heart conversation in a graveyard and Sonia (Holly Hunter) is enraged when she realizes her boyfriend is seeing another woman.

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Rodrigo Garcia
Director
Rodrigo Garcia
Writer
Amy Lippens
Casting Director
Ed Shearmur
Original Music
Xavier Pérez Grobet
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Courtney Jackson
Production Design
Amy Lamendola
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  • Dec 14, 2010
    The concept is not original at all, that's probably why it has such a low average. If you've seen Crash and Magnolia and you liked it, than I don't see why you wouldn't like this one. Some good solid acting and 'drama for your mama'.
    Saskia D Super Reviewer
  • Sep 25, 2007
    Another really strong Rodrigo Garcia movie that explores the complexity of women.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Jul 13, 2007
    i'm a huge, huge fan of multiple storyline, vignette movies, and some of them have been executed really well - crash, paris je t'aime, amores perros (or anything alejandro gonzalez inarritu, to tell you the truth.). and so it's not that i don't like this style of moviemaking. it's just that this particular film's ideas were so half-baked, so underdeveloped, so cliche. i mean, the one story with the deaf guy and lorna was perhaps the only original one that truly captured me. some were well-acted but the story was very very poor. and the so-called "connections" are a joke. it's like...geographical proximity is the only thing they have in common. i like to have a parallel drawn between the stories, not some, "oh! i vaguely recognize this character. oh yes, i remember, from the last story! yay!" i mean, i get it, it's about 9 women's lives and their difficulties dealing with loss or love or whatever. it wasn't a bad idea for a movie and garcia did admirably under the circumstances but he really should've thought this through more.
    Jennifer X Super Reviewer
  • May 25, 2007
    Women are amazing. lol I liked this more than I thought I would. It's 9 short, approx. 10 min films about moments in the lives of 9 women. Some are better than others. The ones that stood out to me: Robin Right (sp?) Penn running into a former lover at a supermarket, Sissy Spasek contimplating an affair, Lisa Gay Hamilton working up the nerve to confront her father on his child abuse. Also, there's a quietly sad Holly Hunter trapped in a relationship with a jerk, Amy Brenerman attending her ex husband's wife's funeral, and Kathy Baker about to have a mysectomy. (obviously sp.) The three least compelling: Glen Close and Dakota Fanning visiting a cemetary, some actress at prison, and the dumb girl from Mean Girls talking to her parents. They all add to the film, but they were the least interesting for me. Also, all films are one continuous shot.
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