Wow. Cate Blanchett is Bob Dylan in I’m Not There, the somewhat unconventional bio pic of possibly the premier chameleon of his era. Director Todd Haynes employs six different actors to play the singer at different times in his life. Even if Bob Dylan does nothing for you, the movie is worth watching just to see Blanchett inhabit Dylan’s psyche like she was born in it. Don’t miss her as him, dancing under a crucifix with David Cross as Allen Ginsberg, and asking the marble Jesus: “Why don’t you do more of your early stuff?” Priceless.
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