Almost Famous

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(out of 5)


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.


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USA, 2000

Directed by 

Screenplay by Cameron Crowe

Cinematography by

Produced by , Cameron Crowe

Music by

Production Design by , ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Academy Awards 2000

Golden Globe Awards 2000

Toronto International Film Festival 2000

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