I absolutely loved this movie--I mean, really, Sophia Loren, Judi Dench, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Fergie and Daniel Day-Lewis together in one movie?? But, it is not for everyone. "Nine" is very European, and probably too sophisticated for most of the American audience these days. For those of us who were adults during the Fellini, Mastroianni era, it provides a microcosm of the Italian movie industry of that time. The performances of the big musical numbers (who knew Fergie had it in her??) are alone worth watching the film. Marion Cotillard breaks your heart, showing how devastating it can be to love a man such as Guido. Daniel Day-Lewis delivers his usual "spot-on" performance as the tortured and lost Guido Contini, and, of course, the ageless, gorgeous Sophia Loren needs no description. I would also recommend the 11-minute companion film "The Women of Nine" in which Rob Marshall talks about making the film, and all the stars talk about what an extraordinary experience it was to be in it. I watched the little film first, and I'm glad I did.