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Nine Lives (2005) Too Many

There are nice moments in Nine Lives, vignettes of what may very well be the only thing interesting in the lives of these characters. We might be better for not knowing where they came from or where they are going, better for a quick sketch that does not belie the character’s brash decisions and headstrong outbursts. Where the film finally comes to rest is of little consequence any more than how we got here in the first place. Garcia wants us to see what we are given, to think about it, ponder how our own lives may or may not be similar but what he relies on, our appreciation for a second at a time with these characters is the very thing that keeps us at a distance and effectively prevents us from caring enough. Continue reading

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