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Artsy, impressionistic portrait of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan with several top actors playing different aspects of his multifaceted character over the decades: Woody Guthrie acolyte (Marcus Carl Franklin), folksinger (Christian Bale), Arthur Rimbaud admirer (Ben Whishaw), plugged-in electric singer (Cate Blanchett), actor-husband (Heath Ledger), born-again Christian (Bale), and loner and "outlaw" (Richard Gere). Since co-writer and director Todd Haynes eschews conventional biography, the film requires some knowledge of Dylan's history for full appreciation, but ultimately, despite a fine earful of Dylan songs and some interesting performances (especially from Blanchett), this emerges as an arty, cinematic curiosity. Rough language and profanity, crass expressions, brief partial male and upper-female nudity, a nongraphic sexual encounter and drug use. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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