I'm Not There Poster

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: Biography, Drama

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

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  • A loopy, surreal, beguiling collage of a film, the writer-director's meta-biopic embraces its subject. show more

  • 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

  • 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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