Six incarnations of Bob Dylan: an actor, a folk singer, an electrified troubadour, Rimbaud, Billy the Kid, and Woody Guthrie. Put Dylan's music behind their adventures, soliloquies, interviews, marriage, and infidelity. Recreate 1960s documentaries in black and white. Put each at a crossroads, the artist becoming someone else. Jack, the son of Ramblin' Jack Elliott, finds Jesus; handsome Robbie falls in love then abandons Claire. Woody, a lad escaped from foster care, hobos the U.S. singing; Billy awakes in a valley threatened by a six-lane highway; Rimbaud talks. Jude, booed at Newport when he goes electric, fences with reporters, pundits, and fans. He won't be classified. Written by
Cate Blanchett wore a sock down her trousers to play Bob Dylan. The actress said it "helped me walk like a man." See more »
When Woody's character is first seen he is running towards a train going North but when he is sitting on the train, it is noticeably going South. See more »
There he lies. God rest his soul, and his rudeness. A devouring public can now share the remains of his sickness, and his phone numbers. There he lay: poet, prophet, outlaw, fake, star of electricity. Nailed by a peeping tom, who would soon discover...
A poem is like a naked person...
I may have seen worse movies in my life, but I can't remember what they were. This one I will remember. This one I will tell everyone that I know is not worth watching.
The reviews that praise this movie go on and on, paragraph after paragraph, trying to describe what it is about this move that is so great. In the end, they are just as pretentious and make no more sense than the movie itself.
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