Movie Review: Almost Famous
One of the absolute best movies of all time is “Almost Famous.” “Almost Famous” is a movie set in the 1970’s about a 15-year-old high-school boy who goes on tour with a rock band to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine. While on tour he has many eye-opening experiences with the band, and also falls in love with a groupie named Penny Lane. The movie was written and directed by Cameron Crowe. It is also a semi-autobiography of his own life. “Almost Famous” was nominated for 4 Oscars in 2000, when it was released, and won the Golden Globe for Best Picture.
“Almost Famous” stars Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Jason Lee, Frances McDormand, Zooey Deschanel, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, and Patrick Fugit. The movie is also notable for its amazing soundtrack. All of the songs on the soundtrack are authentic tunes from the 1970’s, except for the song “Fever Dog”which was performed by the band in the film, Stillwater. “Fever Dog” was written by Nancy Wilson of the band Heart.
Even though the film was made in 2000, it captured 70’s Rock and Roll very accurately. The fictional band in the film was called Stillwater, and they resembled many different bands of the 1970’s. Not only did the concert scenes in the film feel like a real life rock concert, but the acting was also incredible. First and foremost I just have to say how much I love Kate Hudson, she is phenomenal. Her character, Penny Lane, goes through so many emotions throughout the film and sometimes even in just one scene. Kate Hudson has the ability to go from laughing to crying in a matter of seconds and being absolutely believable while doing so.
“Almost Famous” is my favorite movie because of the authentic 70’s feel and the great music in the film. To read more about “Almost Famous” and to see trivia and quotes from the film, make sure to go here.