10 Terrible American Remakes of Great Foreign Films

Daniel Day-Lewis in "Nine"

Nine

There was an extra step involved in Rob Marshall’s 2009 film, which was technically based on the Broadway musical, which was in turn based on Federico Fellini’s 1963 masterpiece . (The extra half was because of the songs, maybe?) That stage production was reportedly a fine one, recapturing the spirit and energy of Fellini’s original; no such luck with Marshall’s spotty, messy, and oddly lifeless adaptation, mostly remembered these days as the cinematic proof that there are actually things that Daniel Day-Lewis can’t do.