Sophomoronic Musings

Friday, January 1, 2010

Say "nein" to Nine.

I just got back from seeing the movie Nine a little bit ago and to be completely honest, it was one the worst movies that I have ever seen.

Everything was perfect, or at least it should have been. Incredible cast, beautiful set design and scenery in addition to wonderful costumes and accessories. Any scene from the movie could have been a postcard. Absolutely everything looked picture perfect. but it just wasn't. I couldn't tell you exactly what component didn't work - even the script was decent - but the movie was still just terrible and I hated it.

I wanted this movie to work and be wonderful. I read about it and eagerly awaited its arrival. But I have never been as dumbfounded as to why a movie just didn't work.

But maybe it did work - in a bit of a twisted way.

Maybe Nine is an allegory for life. Sometimes you've got the perfect setting, the perfect cast, a great storyline and all the right accessories but it just doesn't work out. In theory, everything should be perfect. After all, you have planned everything out and no detail has been overlooked. But it just doesn't work. And by the time that you have realized this ad fact, you’ve already put so much time and energy into making it work that you just can't abandon ship and start anew.

So what do you do?

You keep trying until it makes sense.

And so to my readers: Say “nein” to Nine unless you want to be disappointed and cheers to a new year full of revelations about those mysterious castings and sets of our lives.


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