• I'm Not There (2007)

I'm Not There

Release Date: November 21st, 2007

DVD Release Date: May 6th, 2008

R |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

Several actors portray legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan at different stages in his personal life and career. In 1959 a guitar-strumming youth (Marcus Carl Franklin) rides the rails, calling himself "Guthrie." Then a man named Jack (Christian Bale) emerges in New York's Greenwich Village, followed by "Robbie (Heath Ledger)," Jude (Cate Blanchett) and other personalities.

Cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw, Charlotte Gainsbourg, David Cross

Director: Todd Haynes

Genres: Drama , Biography

Production Co: VIP 4 Medienfonds, Killer Films, John Wells Productions, Endgame Entertainment

Keywords: Rise, Hospital, Creative, Hotel, Love, 1970s, 1960s, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    The star of the show is undoubtedly Blanchett, who has great fun playing Dylan as a showboat who quite knowingly goes about creating his reputation for rebellious independence. show more

  • 100
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    The strangest thing about Todd Haynes's new movie isn't that he cast six actors to play the various faces and phases of Bob Dylan. It's that he needed only six. show more

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    So what if nothing is revealed. Todd Haynes is a mischievous visionary who puts the music and the myth of Bob Dylan before us in I'm Not There and dares us not to revel in the troubadour's poetic, contentious, ever-changing essence. It's a feast for the eyes, the ears and the Dylanologist scratching around our minds and hearts. show more

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Awards

Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture