The Nines ★★★ 2007 (R)
Three stars play three roles in three different, interconnected stories in this ambitious puzzle of a movie whose twists and turns mostly succeed. Each story features Reynolds, McCarthy, and Davis dealing with conflicts internal and external that all seem to come back to “the nines,” whatever that may be. Each story connects to the other while the actors' relationships change from episode to episode. Keeps you guessing throughout the build-up but the resolution doesn't entirely pay off. 99m/ C DVD . US Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy; D: John August; W: John August; C: Nancy Schreiber; M: Alex Wurman.