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Almost There

What with him winning the Pulitzer Prize and all, I thought I’d see Bob Dylan’s biopic ‘I’m Not There’ yesterday. Turned out to be a strange, surreal and somehow disjointed experience, very much like one of his rambling, meditative songs. I would think that only die-hard Dylan fans would ‘get’ the film. I doubt any one who’s not a fan of Dylan would enjoy the film. Even I, a long-time fan, had a hard time understanding the movie as a whole. I thought Cate Blanchett was superb. She looked like she was having fun playing her role in the movie. And, among all the boys playing Dylan (or characters based on Dylan), she looked most like Dylan.

I wouldn’t be surprised at all if this film turns out to be one of those cult movies which die-hard fans watch over and over again. I wouldn’t mind watching it again, in fact. Even if the movie was a bit difficult to understand sometimes, the soundtrack of vintage Dylan made spending almost two hours in front of the screen made it worth the while for me.


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