Listen to Marion Cotillard’s ‘Take It All’ from ‘Nine’

Posted by · 11:41 am · November 25th, 2009

Marion Cotillard in NineThis year’s big, bombastic musical “Nine” features two original song compositions from Maury Yeston.  We’re happy today to feature one of them: “Take It All,” performed in the film by actress Marion Cotillard.

Of all the tracks in the film, both original and pre-existing, this one has the most impact if only because it comes during one of the film’s few truly emotional and affecting moments.  It would be spoiler territory to reveal the particulars of that scene, but the lyrics pretty much, uh, say it all, if you will.

The tunes of “Nine” won’t have the same problem so many other original songs will have this year because, as movie musical numbers would, they are used within the context of the film.  Indeed, they push the story from point A to point B throughout, and “Take It All,” for my money, was the payoff culmination of all of that, partly due to the power of the track, but mostly due to what Cotillard does with it and how her performance resonates in the actual scene.

Have a listen to the track below and tell us what you think.


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25 responses so far

  • 1 11-25-2009 at 12:09 pm

    Pablo (Col) said...

    I passed the YouTube links to Nine songs through Twitter days ago but you never posted them until now.

    Marion’s song i love.

  • 2 11-25-2009 at 12:14 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Never saw them, Pab. Probably wouldn’t have posted a You Tube clip, though, since this is an audio feature we’re doing here with a specific template.

  • 3 11-25-2009 at 12:19 pm

    Georgie said...

    So if only one of the new original songs from Nine gets in, would you put your money on this one?

  • 4 11-25-2009 at 12:28 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Hmmm. Probably.

  • 5 11-25-2009 at 12:32 pm

    Patrick said...

    I notice you’ve taken Marion off your Best Actress picks though, Kris, quite recently. Is ‘Nine’ a bit of a damp squib overall?

    I would have thought Marion has a stronger chance than Gyllenhaal, though. The reviews I’ve read seem to suggest she is the standout role – so if Daniel and Judi can get in, I’m hoping she will too.

  • 6 11-25-2009 at 12:43 pm

    MouseRat said...

    I’m assuming it has more to do with her screentime….was just at The Envelope and i guess she doesnt even enter the film until after the halfway point? and doesnt even stick around that long.

  • 7 11-25-2009 at 12:45 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Marion would be a slam dunk in supporting. I think it’s a stretch to campaign for lead and, my sense as of now, is that it’ll cost her.

  • 8 11-25-2009 at 1:20 pm

    davidraider88 said...

    Kris, if Cotillard was placed in supporting, do you think Mo’Nique would still be the frontrunner to win over her?

  • 9 11-25-2009 at 1:23 pm

    mhf89 said...

    without seeing the film and just hearing it you can get a lot of the characters emotion from her singing. Definitely the best singing that I’ve heard–compared to that of the other women in the film. I hope they campaign for her in supporting and not in lead.

  • 10 11-25-2009 at 1:25 pm

    Pablo (Col) said...

    Please watch Oprah’s show when she interviewed the cast of Nine. Many clips are very knew to me because you can hear and see many things trailers havent shown.

  • 11 11-25-2009 at 1:31 pm

    Pablo (Col) said...

    Nicole Kidman clip:

  • 12 11-25-2009 at 1:32 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    david: Yeah.

  • 13 11-25-2009 at 1:35 pm

    Bill Melidoneas said...

    Who has the best shot to take the Oscar from Mo’Nique?

    Julianne Moore in a career nod?

  • 14 11-25-2009 at 1:36 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    Agreed, Kris. Cotillard’s already got her Oscar, and Mo’Nique’s performance is a fucking powerhouse, regardless of what you think of the movie overall. I, for one, was not as taken with it as Kris has been, but a great performance is a great performance, and Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique both deliver.

  • 15 11-25-2009 at 1:41 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    And after listening, I certainly hope this gets in over that insufferable “Cinema Italiano”.

  • 16 11-25-2009 at 2:05 pm

    Jen said...


  • 17 11-25-2009 at 2:13 pm

    Ema said...

    This song really makes me wish they weren’t campaigning her for Lead. Too bad.

    I actually prefer this to the song it replaces from the stage version (“Be On Your Own”), but I think that’s an unpopular opinion among fans of the musical. Definitely allows for a more interesting staging, to say the least.

  • 18 11-25-2009 at 3:06 pm

    Deniz Cansi said...

    Damn she can sing. And her english gets better and better :)

  • 19 11-25-2009 at 5:28 pm

    katie said...

    She sounds amazing.

  • 20 11-25-2009 at 5:49 pm

    R.J. said...

    I don’t know if anyone has seen this yet, but this site has 5 scenes from the movie posted, one of them is of Marion Cotillard singing “My Husband Makes Movies”. It’s not an original song from the film, but it’s worth a look. Penelope Cruz is hilarious in her scene as well.

  • 21 11-25-2009 at 8:46 pm

    Bryan said...

    I hope this song gets nominated so hopefully we can see Cotillard performing this on Oscar night.

  • 22 11-25-2009 at 11:23 pm

    Alex said...

    What does everyone think of the youtube clip showing Kidman singing unusual way?

  • 23 11-26-2009 at 4:26 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Bill Melidoneas: As far as I can see, nobody at all.

  • 24 11-26-2009 at 4:53 pm

    Me. said...

    Marion is going to be nominated for Best Lead Actress. No Doubt. I’m actually predicting her to win. She’s too talented.

    Also, do you really think that such a great, versatile actress, with two great roles in “Nine” and “Public Enemies” will not be nominated?

    I would also give a nomination prediction to Kate Hudson, who’s just stunning in her number and is having the most buzz with Penélope Cruz. Both will be nominated. Here’s hoping one will win. (Although I admit, Mo’Nique was great, but her film was NOT).

    Something tells me “Nine” will be huge when it gets released. Bye bye “Precious”. YAY

    December 25 come now!

  • 25 11-28-2009 at 11:27 am

    georgie said...

    I’m not convinced Cotillard can really sing. Her voice is beautiful and would be stronger if she had some solid lessons. I haven’t seen the film but heard she is brilliant in it. But in terms of her being a true singer…no. Kate Hudson had the far stronger, better trained singing voice if you want to compare the two on just that aspect.