Almost Famous

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A coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy hitting the road with an up-and-coming rock band in the early 1970s. Elaine Miller is a bright, loving, but strict single parent whose distrust of rock music and fears about drug use have helped to drive a wedge between herself and her two children, Anita, and William. William makes something of his love of rock & roll by writing album reviews for a local underground newspaper. William's work attracts the attention of Lester Bangs, editor of renegade rock magazine Creem, who takes William under his wing and gives him his first professional writing assignment - covering a Black Sabbath concert. While William is unable to score an interview with the headliners, the opening act, Stillwater, are more than happy to chat with a reporter, even if he's still too young to drive, and William's piece on the group in Creem gains him a new admirer in Ben Fong-Torres, an editor at Rolling Stone. Torres offers William an assignment for a 3,000-word cover story on Stillwater, and over the objections of his mother, and after some stern advice from Bangs, Williams joins Stillwater on tour, where he becomes friendly with guitarist Russell Hammond and singer Jeff Bebe. William also becomes enamored of Penny Lane, a groupie traveling with the band who is no older than William, but is deeply involved with Russell.


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Experience it. Enjoy it. Just don't fall for it.. 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 William. A semi-autobiographical film based on director Cameron Crowe's time as a teenage writer for Rolling Stone.. Almost Famous Wiki


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Pmclachlan
Unfocused  Pmclachlan  2 star

Who is this movie about? The kid, the girl, the guitar player? Needs 30 mins of expert editing to give it some direction. Rambling story with no real focus. Kate Hudson doesn't so much act as just make various faces at the camera. Two hours of my life wasted.

DaiquiriGirl
Such a great movie  DaiquiriGirl  5 star

This is one of my favorite movies of all time. It's quotable, and it gets better the more you watch it. Anyone who listens to a song and can identify it to their life will find a home with this movie. When will we see Almost Famous Untitled: The Director's Cut on iTunes? I love that version even more.

M-p 1992
Best movie ever  M-p 1992  5 star

Le meilleur film au monde !! Rien d'autre a dire que sa :)

Paulus the Woodgnome
Blindingly great!!  Paulus the Woodgnome  5 star

The hero has to be one of the luckiest huys alive! Off to Morocco to find myself!

sheeka2004
HOLY CRAP  sheeka2004  5 star

that's all i can say. HOLY CRAP! GOOD MOVIE! If you digg rock than you will digg this film. trust me.

livin.the.twilife
BEST MOVIE EVER  livin.the.twilife  5 star

I've seen this movie twice, and it is so ridiculously amazing that I remember lots of lines only after two times!! I love it so much, Frances McFarland or whatever is so funny and I love Kate Hudson's character, Penny Lane (lady goodman) she is so cool and wise and OMG I LOVE THIS MOVIE buy it nownownownow!!!! Ahhhhh!!! My fav movie in da whole wide world!!

PowerPop Explosion
Seriously, greatest movie ever  PowerPop Explosion  5 star

Brilliantly-written (Cameron Crowe did win the Oscar for best original screenplay), this cult classic is an ode to the wonders and lunacy of rock and roll and ranks beside This Is Spinal Tap as the greatest flicks to look at the biz. Chock full of classic lines and no one in a strong cast is better than Frances McDormand. I've been waiting at least 10 months for Almost Famous to show up on iTunes not only because it's fabulous, but also because it's absolutely perfect for the iPod.


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