Nine Lives WeLove Stamp

Drama | 2005 | US | 115 mins | English

Directed by

Rodrigo Garcia


Glenn Close, Amanda Seyfried, Robin Wright, Holly Hunter, Dakota Fanning


Julie Lynn


NINE LIVES is a moving exploration of the individual experiences of nine women as told through nine unbroken takes. As characters from one story reappear in supporting the roles in others, Rodrigo Garcia interweaves a grand tapestry of universal resonance that hinges on performances from an incredible ensemble. By depicting nine different characters at emotional crossroads, NINE LIVES examines how we so often find ourselves in relationships, both past and present.

Sandra (Elpida Carrillo), is literally in prison and wants desperately to connect with her visiting child. Diana (Robin Wright) confronts the sudden flash of a past relationship long after she has moved on to a new life. Holly (Lisa Gay Hamilton) can’t seem to move forward until her stepfather acknowledges the pain he has caused her. Sonia (Holly Hunter) reels from her boyfriends disclosure of an intimate secret to their closest friends. Teenager Samantha (Amanda Seyfreid) is caught in a static loop as the peacemaker between her parents.

Filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia (THINGS YOU CAN TELL JUST BY LOOKING AT HER) plumbs the depths with these nine everyday women who meet the travails and disappointments of life with a resilience that is at once heartening and heartbreaking.