The hit stage musical, inspired by the classic Fellini movie "8 1/2," gets filmed treatment from director Rob Marshall - who also brought "Chicago" to the screen - in this respectable if less-than-electrifying rendering.

Daniel Day-Lewis is the lucky fellow surrounded by ladies as he plays a filmmaker distracted from the business at hand by the numerous women in his life. Helping to populate the attractive cast: recent Academy Award nominee Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, singer Fergie, Oscar winner Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose") and cinematic legend Sophia Loren. *** (PG-13: AS) (Also on Blu-ray)

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