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NINE LIVES is a moving exploration of the individual experiences of nine women as told through nine single unbroken takes. As characters from one story reappear in supporting 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 captive 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 Penn) 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 boyfriend's 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. Lorna (Amy Brenneman) attempts to comfort her ex-husband after his wife's suicide and finds herself implicated in the tragic death. Ruth (Sissy Spacek) considers straying from married life during a motel rendezvous. Camille (Kathy Baker) faces the limitations of her previously dependable body. Maggie (Glenn Close) allows her own life to be eclipsed by that of her young daughter, Maria (Dakota Fanning). 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.

Cast

Elpidia CarrilloSandra
Miguel SandovalDeputy Sheriff Ron
K CallanMarisa
Robin WrightDiana
Jason IsaacsDamian
Sydney Tamiia PoitierVanessa
LisaGay HamiltonHolly
Holly HunterSonia
Stephen DillaneMartin
Molly ParkerLisa
Amanda SeyfriedSamantha
Sissy SpacekRuth
Ian McshaneLarry
Amy BrennemanLorna
Mary Kay PlaceDr. Alma Wyatt
Lawrence PressmanRoman
Rebecca TilneyRebecca
William FichtnerAndrew
Andrew BorbaPaul
Aidan QuinnHenry
Kathy BakerCamille
Joe MantegnaRichard
Glenn CloseMaggie
Dakota FanningMaria

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  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Rodrigo García
  • Producer: Magnolia Pictures
  • Length: 115 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 24, 2005
    JapanJul 1, 2006
    AustraliaMay 1, 2008
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 14, 2006
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