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I'm Not There

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Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
Jonathan Wenk

I'm Not There

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
135 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/21/07
performer:
Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger
director:
Todd Haynes
distributor:
The Weinstein Company
author:
Todd Haynes, Oren Moverman
genre:
Biography, Drama

We gave it an A

”I wanted to explore Bob Dylan’s almost violent need to reject the thing that everybody expected him to be,” says director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven) of his approach to the first Dylan feature to be approved by the music legend. ”I figured the strongest way to do that would be to dramatize the changes by depicting him as a series of shifting personas.” To that end, actors such as Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, and even Cate Blanchett portray him. ”Of course,” says Haynes, ”we’re dying for him to see it.”