Musical Monday: Nine - Be Italian (#16).

[Every Monday, I'm going to be counting down my 52 favorite musical numbers from musical movies and TV shows. I might not like the full movie/show, but the number makes the list for various reasons: 1) I have to like the song, 2) the visual of how the number is performed is most likely unique or fun, 3) both song and visual mixes well to create an exciting or powerful number. So let's get to the next on the list.]

I did not like this overall movie. The songs aren't all that great. The visuals tend to be lacking (except for the women). The story is just not there. And if you took a shot every time somebody said "Guido," you'd be dead in 5-10 minutes. I think they say that damn name more often than The Room gives surprised salutations. But the best part of the movie? Fergie. That's right, with Oscar winners dripping from this movie's every facet, the best part of this movie is Fergie. And, of course, that's mainly because her song is the best, from the song itself to the visuals/cinematography and choreography. It's just fantastic. See for yourself...


  1. I like this movie as a sort of feverish dreamscape. I know this is the song most people like, but there's a couple I like more, "My Husband Makes Movies" and "Guido's Song" being the main two.

  2. With all the talent involved in this film, I'm still trying to figure out how Marshall managed to frak this up.

    I would agree that this is a highlight of the film, though. This, and "My Husband Makes Movies"/"Take It All". If only the rest of the movie would've had as much heart as these.

  3. Good pick. Personally, I prefer Unusual Way over any of the others. Not because Nicole Kidman does a good job with it, she doesn't, but because that song stings in the actual show.

    But Fergie does own the shit out of this! Nicely done!

  4. James: Well, at least someone likes it! :P

    Red: No kidding!

    Sebgutz: Fergie does, indeed, own this one.


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