Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000) Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Patrick, Philip Seymour Hoffman. It tells the story of a teenage journalist, played by Fugit, writing for Rolling Stone magazine in the early 1970s, touring with the fictitious rock band Stillwater, and writing his first cover story on the band. The film is semi-autobiographical, as Crowe himself was a teenage writer for Rolling Stone.
Almost Famous is about the world of rock, but it's not a rock film, it's a coming-of-age film, about an idealistic kid who sees the real world, witnesses its cruelties and heartbreaks, and yet finds much room for hope.
Garry Gillard | reviews | New: 1 November, 2023 | Now: 1 November, 2023