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Almost Famous
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Directed By
Cameron Crowe

Written By:
Cameron Crowe

Patrick Fugit, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, Fairuza Balk, Bijou Phillips, Anna Paquin, Noah Taylor, Jimmy Fallon, Zooey Deschanel, Liz Stauber, Eion Bailey, Mark Pellington, Terry Chen, Peter Frampton, Zack Ward, Mitch Hedberg, John Fedevich, Mark Kozelek

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Almost Famous (2000)
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Movie Review by Zara
January 26th, 2007

One of Crowe's best

ALMOST FAMOUS is almost an autobiographical tale of Cameron Crowe's life. The writer/director was a former teenaged writer for the magazine Rolling Stone and was able to get in tight with some of the biggest names in rock n roll because he came off like a typical teenaged fan word. Prolific and wise in his articles, he maintained a strong reputation and was able to carry that over into film. Heck, the guy even got to marry the pretty sister from Heart.

The movie details the oppiortunity that a young man gets to interview one of rock's most interview illusive bands, clearly modeled after Led Zeppelin in the movie. The editors at the magazine have absolutely no clue that the kid is just that - a kid - and just continue to hound him for his article while supporting his long journey as an add-on to the tour. Played by Patrick Fugit with a quiet and sincere demeanor, you get the feeling that this is a kid overwhelmed. The performance is excellent.

There are other notable performances in the flick, including Kate Hudson's Oscar nominated turn as Penny Lane, Billy Crudup's assessment of what Jimmy Page must have been like and Jason Lee looking incredibly hot (and rather realistic) with long '70's hair.

There are moments where the movie gets a little too whimsical (everyone singing Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" on the bus) and Frances McDormand as Fugit's mother is used as a way to get a grip on reality. A shrill, nagging grip. But as a whole, this movie is excellent and definitely one that you could watch over and over and just discover more within the scenes.

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Apr 6, 2007 3:25 PM
This movie is why I wanna be a rock journalist when I grow up!!!

Apr 26, 2007 8:36 PM
I seriously cannot believe I hadn't seen this flick until the other day! It was really awesome...it kind of made me wish I'd been born a bit earlier and had experienced those times, but at the same time...I got this nostalgic feeling...like I'd been there and had memories of it, you know? Maybe it was the durka...maybe it was just the movie...either way I had a great experience with this movie. I really didn't want to send it back to Netflix and I watched it 3 times over the weekend that I had it. :)

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