The Nines Reviews
Only slightly saved from the "it was all just a dream" ending.
I loved the not-so-typical ending.
Listening to the dialogue of the characters in the three parts, or separate films / stories, if you will, apparently Ryan's over arching character is an all powerful alien who can change forms and create and destroy worlds with a simple thought. And we see that visualized on occasion. Allegedly he's a godlike being who creates these worlds but in doing so forgets who he is. Why would such a powerful being allow this to happen to himself? Self inflicted? He brings on the forgetting to "play the game," if you will, creating roles for himself so he can actually experience a more simple, connective life? For he does build a particularly close relationship with Margaret / Melissa / Mary (McCarthy). In the last story they've even progressed to marriage. But why? Why would he do this? There is no explanation or solution to be found.
Then there is the question about whether or not Ryan's character is not a god but is human and is drugged by his friends as they play some cruel game, which is alluded to by Sierra (Davis) in the last story. But why would such an elaborate ruse, hoax be foisted off on Ryan's characters? And how do these characters believe so well that they are the differing, unique characters they play?
Certainly not the same old, same old, but certainly an interesting film, albeit with many unresolved questions. I liked the unpredictability as well as Ryan's masterful portrayal of various characters.
What 13 year old girl on her first acid trip wrote this steaming pile of shit?