Stay with it.
Get in the right frame of mind to watch this movie. Bob Dylan has a
unique ability for understatement, while at the same time doing broad
irony. Here he stays in character. At least he looks right at the
camera. Like a Dylan song. Don't look for the standard movie structure.
Much seems to be about the doing rather then the getting it done. It's
great fun watching the characters. They never looked better then in
this film. Bob always attracted the best backing group. And then
there's the music. It's the songs that make little sense that really
set the tone. Those who don't get it never will. While it's not Dylan's
greatest moment, it still holds interest since it's born of his
determination and the draw of his energy..
This DVD a piece of self-indulgent booshwah. Uninspired unfunny,
pathetic, badly written, badly edited, badly acted (especially by
zombie-like Dylan) --exceptions include John Goodman, Jessica Lang, Val
Kilmer who do the best they can under the circumstances with a terrible
The music is amateurish, millionaire Dylan, wearing glitz, strumming
folk tunes -- Dixie! The Confederate Anthem! Aw jeez, Bobby I thought
we we knew ye.
No story it don't go nowhere. The only one who seemed to realize this
was Jeff Bridges, who sometimes spoke his lines like he too was baffled
as to the pointlessness of it all. (John Goodman seemed like he wanted
something to work in this movie, he's almost frantic.)
For relief get Dylan's 1967 Don't Look Back instead. Or Spinal Tap, for