December 20, 2010

The Nines - 2007

Director: John August
Writer: John August
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy, Elle Fanning

"The show's not real! Why can't you just see that? Jesus! What are you fucking blind? You think you're above this, don't you? You are trapped here with the rest of them brother! Get out! Get out! Oblivio essevet!" Gary (Reynolds) is an actor on house arrest who begins to see the number 9 in excessive facets of his life. Gavin (Reynolds again) is a writer about to screen the pilot of his new show for a focus group. Gabriel (one last Reynolds) is a video game designer stranded with his wife and child on the side of the road.

I'd like to describe the plot more, but I want anyone who sees this to enjoy it as much as I did. I'll say that Reynolds never truly shares the screen with himself, and that this is on par with his performance in Buried, far and above the majority of his work. For a movie that's as visually low-key as this one is, August has made one that's as mind-freaking as anything Nolan's ever done. A+

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