Nine Lives

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Nine Lives ★★★ 2005 (R)

Character study that captures brief but intense moments in the lives of nine women, ranging from a pregnant married woman (Wright Penn) running into a former lover (Isaacs) at a supermarket to a teenager's (Seyfried) attentiveness to her disabled father (McShane), to cancer, romance, adultery, divorce, death, and mothers and daughters. Writer/director Garcia (the son of famed writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez) showcases his leading ladies while not forgetting to support his equally talented supporting males. 115m/C DVD . US Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Elpidia Carrillo, Glenn Close, Stephen (Dillon) Dillane, Dakota Fanning, William Fichtner, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Holly Hunter, Jason Isaacs, Joe Mantegna, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Mary Kay Place, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Aidan Quinn, Miguel (Michael) Sandoval, Amanda Seyfried, Sissy Spacek, Robin Wright Penn; W: Rodrigo Garcia; C: Xavier Perez Grobet; M: Ed Shearmur.