The Musical Nine: Six too many

April 18, 2010

There are two breeds of musicals. There are the popular musicals that are made for a wide range of viewers; such as “The Sound of Music” and “West Side Story.” Then there are the musicals that are only seen by a small group of musical lovers that have posters of “Gypsy” or “Next to Normal” on their wall. “Nine” would lie somewhere in the middle.

Daniel Day Louis plays Guido Cortini, a famous womanizing director who suffers from writer’s block. He is lost in a daze of reporters and fame, unsure of his next move, his next movie or his next love. Even though he is married to the chic Louisa, a brilliant, relatively unknown Marion Cotillard, he still cannot keep it in his pants. . . .