Almost Famous

I may have had unreal expectations coming in to this movie as I know so many people that adore it.  Hell, Ebert had it as the best movie of 2005.  I enjoyed it but by no means do I consider this a classic.  The movie is extremely well-acted but I think that people get suckered in by how adorable the two teenagers are.  Also, a lot of people seem to think that music is a big part of this film.  I disagree.  While there is a backdrop of bands and music rarely did these themes permeate the main story line like they did a movie like High Fidelity or Blaze.  The movie was very much about the care that people took of a boy that was trying to cross over into adulthood.

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Movie title: Almost Famous

Movie description: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater—fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond, and lead singer Jeff Bebe.

Date published: 2020-08-15

Director(s): Cameron Crowe

Actor(s): Patrick Fugit, Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Angarano, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jimmy Fallon, Rainn Wilson, Jay Baruchel, John Fedevich, Mark Kozelek, Liz Stauber, Olivia Rosewood, Bijou Phillips, Pauley Perrette, Peter Frampton, Mark Pellington, Eion Bailey, J.J. Cohen, Gary Kohn, Ray Porter, Alice Marie Crowe, Erin Foley, Terry Chen, Mitch Hedberg, Jesse Caron, Zack Ward, Devin Corey, Pete Droge, Elaine Summers, Kevin Sussman, Tom Riis Farrell, John Patrick Amedori, Julia Decker, Brian Vaughan, Anthony Martelli, Susan Yeagley, Holly Maples, Michelle Moretti, Eric Stonestreet, Marc Maron, Jimmy Star

Genre: Drama, Music

My Review

I may have had unreal expectations coming in to this movie as I know so many people that adore it.  Hell, Ebert had it as the best movie of 2005.  I enjoyed it but by no means do I consider this a classic.  The movie is extremely well-acted but I think that people get suckered in by how adorable the two teenagers are.  Also, a lot of people seem to think that music is a big part of this film.  I disagree.  While there is a backdrop of bands and music rarely did these themes permeate the main story line like they did a movie like High Fidelity or Blaze.  The movie was very much about the care that people took of a boy that was trying to cross over into adulthood.

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