Almost Famous (2000)

CAMERON CROWE

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

USA, 2000.  , .  Screenplay by Cameron Crowe.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , Cameron Crowe.  Music by .  Production Design by , , .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

Cameron Crowe pays a wonderful tribute to rock-and-roll of the seventies with an ensemble cast that ranges from terrific ( really stands out) to terrible ( really stands out). The story follows a young teenage reporter () who writes for Rolling Stone magazine and is doing a cover story on the (fictional) rock band Stillwater, but gets more in life lessons than journalism when he befriends its star member ().   stars as one of the female groupies (calling themselves “Band-Aids”) who follow the group from city to city but refuse to have anything too personal to do with them (or so they say). Fugit is excellent in the lead role, and is superb as his domineering mother in what is Crowe’s best film to date.

Academy Award:  Best Original Screenplay
Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (Kate Hudson); Best Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand); Best Film Editing

Golden Globe Awards:  Best Picture-Musical/Comedy; Best Supporting Actress (Kate Hudson)
Nominations: Best Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand); Best Screenplay

Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations:  Outstanding Motion Picture Cast; Best Supporting Actress (Kate Hudson); Best Supporting Actress (Frances McDormand)

Toronto International Film Festival:  2000

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