Year of Release: 2000
Director: Cameron Crowe
Approx. Running Time: 123 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
OVER 150 CRITICS AGREE: ONE OF THE TOP 10 FILMS OF THE YEAR
Adored by critics and audiences nationwide, Almost Famous has been hailed as "the year's single most entertaining film!" (Roger Ebert, Ebert & Roeper and the Movies). Writer/Director Cameron Crowe takes you on a heartfelt journey into the world of rock and roll in this "delightful coming-of-age comedy" (David Ansen, Newsweek). It's the opportunity of a lifetime whan teenage reporter William Miller lands an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine. Despite the objections of his protective mother, William hits the road with an up-and-coming rock band and finds there's a lot more to write home about than the music.
This "enormously engaging" (Jeffrey Lyons, WNBC) film boasts superb performances by Golden Globe winner Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Billy Crudup, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and newcomer Patrick Fugit. Featuring a classic rock soundtrack with music from The Who and Elton John, Almost Famous is "an utter delight from the first frame to fade out" (Lou Lumenick, New York Post) and a must-see for every generation.
A very fun, entertaining ride that offers a little light-hearted glimpse into the craziness of the rock and roll lifestyle. Patrick Fugit is adorable as the innocent, naive young man who comes in the care of rock stars and their groupies. Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, and Billy Crudup are all excellent as well.
Rated R (MPAA)