I'm Not There

I'm Not There ★★½

2022 #910
Any time a director takes a big swing, I think they deserve some credit, and boy, does Todd Haynes take a big swing here. Casting a bunch of different famous actors to play Bob Dylan (or, at least, different Dylan personas) was a brave choice, though ultimately not one that particularly worked for me. As a result, I'm Not There ends up being kind of a sprawling narrative mess, and unless you're a Dylan superfan, maybe not overly interesting. While there are certainly some solid moments scattered throughout and some terrific performances (take a bow, Cate Blanchett), the sum of the parts left me feeling a little underwhelmed if truth be told.

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