The Nines Poster

Release Date: 2007

DVD Release Date: January 29th, 2008

R|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
Three actors (Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy) tackle the principal roles in a trio of stories. In "The Prisoner," a publicist and a neighbor are the only links to the outside world for an actor under house arrest. "Reality Television" charts the production of a TV sitcom. In "Knowing," a video-game designer and his family are stranded in the forest after their car breaks down.

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy, Elle Fanning, David Denman, Octavia Spencer, Dahlia Salem, Lorene Scafaria

Director: John August

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Jinks/Cohen Company

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The payoff fizzles, but the buildup is intriguing until it topples under its own weight. show more

  • It's an intricate, at times incoherent, but often funny and consistently fascinating trio of stories with the same actors in different but related roles. show more

  • It's an overall heady conceit about image and invention, clever and fun with compelling lead performances -- especially Reynolds, who finally gets to show some chops in a career littered with Van Wilder–grade junk. show more

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