Nine Days is an intriguing film about a man who watches a group of candidates for the job of life.
Will (Winston Duke) watches his team on televisions from a remote house.
When one of these candidates dies unexpectedly, he’s shaken. He continues on his stoic way, but now he has to recruit a new candidate from a handful of people.
These new recruits are unborn souls. They are tested with unusual questions (for example, what would you do in this scenario?) and given homework to do each day.
Some of the dialogue is reflective and phrases a therapist might say. Other times the dialogue could be our changing self-thoughts. Sometimes the film is philosophical and poetic, with an epic soliloquy at the end.
It’s hard to explain the storyline of this film as it’s rather unique. Some may consider it slow in parts. But the originality and depth results in a masterpiece that you’re not going to forget anytime soon. I could easily watch this film again.
What would you do if you only had Nine Days?
About Nine Days
Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TVs of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates — unborn souls — arrive at Will’s to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life.