I'm Not There [2007] [R] - 7.5.6

 
 

PLEASE HELP!

Although our site is very popular, the current economic climate has reduced our revenues just when we need extra security to prevent attacks from hackers who don't like what we do. If you think what we do is worthwhile, please donate or become a member.



ASSIGNED NUMBERS

Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

 [more »]


Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
1 to 10

WEB LINKS

» Critics.com
» Official Site
» IMDb Listing


Surrealistic Bob Dylan biopic, acted out by different actors representing the different elements of his personality throughout his life. With Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger and Ben Whishaw. Directed by Todd Haynes. [2:15]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - A man and a woman kiss, they pull their clothes off, and they have sex: the woman thrusts on top of the man and her bare breasts and buttocks and his bare chest are visible.
 A man comes out of the shower drying himself with a towel while talking to a woman (his bare buttocks, chest, legs and genitals are visible). A man enters a public bathroom, he unzips his pants, and sees himself in a mirror nude from behind (we see his bare back, legs and buttocks).
 A woman dresses (she wears panties and a top and pulls on stockings) while a man sits bare-chested in bed (after they have had sex). Several men lie on tables having massages (bare backs and bare chests are visible). A woman sits in a bathtub (her bare shoulders are visible). Woman wear low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage.
 A man looks at a woman and remarks to a friend, using crude terms, that he'd have sex with her. A man talks in crude terms about a part of a woman's anatomy. A boy talks about losing his love.
 A woman sees a man sitting with another woman and although nothing is shown or exchanged it appears that she thinks there is something romantic happening between them. A man admires a woman. A husband and wife hug.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - We see a wrecked motorcycle and a body lying on the ground near it (a bit of blood is on the arm and shirt).
 We see the body of a dead man in a morgue and see a scalpel cutting down the chest (blood seeps from the incision) and a voice-over talks about murder.
 A man pulls a knife and threatens a man with it, other people in the room try to make him put it down, one man is slashed on the face (we see a small amount of blood), and a woman strikes the attacker on the head with something and he falls to the floor unconscious.
 A woman standing in a street lights her hair on fire and we see it burning.
 Several men attack a man and take him away; others yell and become agitated, a man shoots a gun in the air and we see the first man locked in a jail cell.
 A boy asleep in a boxcar wakes up to find men standing over him, they yell and try to take his possessions, he struggles against them, jumps off the train, goes over a bridge and lands in the water below; we then see him swim away and he is then scooped up into the mouth of a whale (we don't see anything else).
 We see a dead young woman in an open coffin in a town square.
 A horse lies injured on a roadside and we see someone holding a cloth on its wound (blood is visible).
 Someone throws a bottle at an entertainer onstage. Two men act in a threatening manner when a boy jumps onto a train car where they are hiding. A dog barks and acts agitated, it gets loose and runs into woods, and a man rides after it on horseback.
 We hear that a man lies languishing in a hospital and see him sleeping in a hospital bed. A woman screams and runs after someone who's stealing one of her chickens. We hear that a man shot himself in the face and the people who watched him went crazy. We hear that a woman cut her own throat. A man makes a sexist remark about worshipping women and that, "everyone should have one." There are discussions of race riots.
 A man picks up an ax and raises it in the air to cut power lines connected to speakers.
 We see a man in flames on a TV news report about a war. A man vomits on another man's leg (we see goo). A man spits.

PROFANITY 6 - 9 F-words, 5 sexual references, 5 scatological terms, 11 anatomical terms, 8 mild obscenities, 2 derogatory terms for African-Americans, name-calling (losers, traitor, stupid, chick, pathetic, beatniks, fool, freaks), 4 religious profanities, 5 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A man takes a pill (it's not clear what kind). We see a mirrored table covered with many kinds of pills at a party where people drink alcohol and smoke, a man smokes a cigar and several people in the room with him, including a boy, drink wine, and people drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes in several scenes. A boy talks about drinking too much. Many people smoke cigarettes in many scenes throughout the movie, several people on a street are shown smoking cigarettes, and we see cigarette butts in an ashtray.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Folk music, race riots, race issues, the Civil Rights movement, fame, homelessness, marriage, divorce, fascism, differences between men and women, carelessness, activism, terror, disaster, expectations, love and sexual hang-ups, guilt, pity, chaos, despair, Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, symbolism, assassinations, fate, fear, freedom, sincerity, radicalism, social justice, good vs. evil, sin, fugitives from the law, train hopping, Vietnam, dreams, secrets, sexism.

MESSAGE - Don't lose sight of the meaning of your life. People change over time.

Special Keywords: S7 - V5 - P6 - MPAAR

Our Ratings Explained

Tell Friends About Our Site

Become a Member


A CAVEAT: We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and some of our early standards were not as stringent as they are now. We therefore need to revisit many older reviews, especially those written prior to 1998 or so; please keep this in mind if you're consulting a review from that period. While we plan to revisit and correct older reviews our resources are limited and it is a slow, time-consuming process.




INAPPROPRIATE ADS? We have little control over ads since we belong to ad agencies that serve ads automatically; a standing order should prevent provocative ads, but inappropriate ads do sneak in.
What you can do



HOW TO SUPPORT KIDS-IN-MIND

1. 

Become a member: You can subscribe for as little as a couple of dollars a month and gain access to our premium site, which contains no ads whatsoever. Think about it: You'll be helping support our site and guarantee that we will continue to publish, and you will be able to browse without any commercial interruptions.

2. 

Tell all your friends: Please recommend kids-in-mind.com to your friends and acquaintances; you'll be helping them by letting them know how useful our site is, while helping us by increasing our readership. Since we do not advertise, the best and most reliable way to spread the word is by word-of-mouth.

3. 

Alert local & national media: Let major media know why you trust our ratings. Call or e-mail a local newspaper, radio station or TV channel and encourage them to do a story about our site. Since we do not have a PR firm working for us, you can be our media ambassadors.




Copyright © 1992- Critics. All rights reserved. "Kids-In-Mind™" and "Movie Ratings That Actually Work™" are Service Marks of Critics. For legal queries please see our Terms of Use; for comments or questions see our contact page.