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Experience it. Enjoy it. Just don't fall for it.
Almost Famous is an autobiographical inspired film about a 15-year-old who is hired by Rolling Stone magazine to follow and interview a rock band during their tour. A film about growing up, first love, disappointment, and the life of a rock star.
Reporter: Mr.Blake what do you love about cinema?
Me: To begin with it....everything else.
I AM A GOLDEN GOD!
This song is never been sung in this film, but can be sing always:
Like a bird on a wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free
Bird on the wire by Leonard Cohen
If I could be more free as much am I, I'll be like a bird on the wire, the sing my own song...Like a bird on the wire...To sing with my friends on the wire...Only to you hear our midnight choir.
Maybe is the only thing I can refer about music and rock 'n' roll. Like a bird…
Its all happening!
I finally watched Almost Famous after a loooooooong time of putting it off.
Sigh.... There's just too many movies and not enough time... But I saw it. And more importantly, I loved it; for obvious reasons. But I also loved this film for being so damn awesome despite having 3 things I passionately hate:
1. Kate Hudson
2. Zooey Deschanel
3. Kate Hudson and Zooey Deschanel being in the same movie.
Luckily Zooey had a small and surprisingly likable part and she didn't have share the screen with Kate "yourwordsmakemypenisshrivel" Hudson. In fact, I think the films only crime is trying to convince us that anyone could ever fall in love with her... But enough about that!…
Why did I wait so long to watch!? Almost Famous might be the best film about music that I've seen. It's a coming of age story that is so different from the rest. I connected with so many characters in this movie, and that rarely happens. Typically, I'll connect with maybe one or two; but that's not the case here. And I think that was mainly due to the outstanding acting from the entire cast. The music! Oh the music was absolutely fantastic!
I tried to think of something negative to say about this movie, even if it was the smallest thing. And I literally can't think of anything. This movie was amazing. The Tiny Dancer scene was just way too good, dang that was awesome. Also, the fact that Russell is Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen is just epic.
Don't forget: DON'T DO DRUGS!
God, that "fact-checking" scene almost ruined it for me. Are you serious? Ugh.
But other than that, Almost Famous is a warm, gooey look at rock 'n' roll in the early 70's and growing up. I'm certainly glad I took the time to check this out, as the lead kid did a great job as did Kate Hudson in a loose and care-free performance. And the music. Oh, the music. And the airplane scene late in the movie was hysterical; easily my favorite part of the movie. But as a whole, it seemed too lighthearted for the subject it was tackling (maybe since it was from the POV of the kid?) and the plot was just too convenient for me.…
The best feeling is when you go into watching a movie with no expectations, and it turns out to be surprisingly good. Almost Famous is more than that, it was surprisingly great, on all fronts. A killer script that shows you the purity of youth and uses Rock n' Roll as a nice juxtaposition. Great performances all around, with the standouts being Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, and Patrick Fugit (funny last name hehe). It's also pretty damn funny, so that's a plus!
"I'm always home, I'm uncool"
"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool."
Considering I've just finished watching this film, the sensible thing to do would probably be to wait until I've gathered my thoughts and then write an in-depth review covering everything in detail.
But I'd just forget to do that.
As with most things, there really isn't anything else I can add that hasn't already been said about this film, other than the fact that it's probably a new favourite of mine. It's just, well, every single thing about it. The script (that "uncool" conversation...). The soundtrack (the soundtrack...). The cast (PSH...). Everything combining to create the band movie.
Yeah, once again, I'm pretty much lost for words right now. Sorry.
A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour.
''I'm always home. I'm uncool.''
This movie is such a pleasant masterpiece, Cameron Crowe, take a bow sir! This is easily his best film. It is endearing, it is inspiring, there are so many interesting characters who are all played incredibly well by the impressive cast , the soundtrack is brilliant and it is without a doubt one of the best films about music ever made. It looks great and it sounds even better. The Blu-Ray transfer is impressive and what is even more impressive is that it cost me a mere £2 (thanks CEX!).
Funny, joyous and touching. It's an absolute joy to watch.
Crowe's semi-bioautographical coming of age story is both a great addition to the genre, and a fantastic rock film in its own right. Sweet, funny, charming, and a real treat to fans of rock and roll music. It comes as no surprise that this is considered to be an instant classic.
Apparently those glasses on the poster art are even more rose-tinted than you'd expect.
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I have seen the cover of this movie it seems like 100 times, but I had never watched. I did not know what to expect of this movie, but sometimes that is the best movie to watch. This movie exceeded my expectations. I thought it was great fun and good storyline. The two most memorable scenes were Russell on the garage roof and the airplane scene. I can't believe I went this long without watching it. Overall a must watch for sure.
I love it. I adore it. I could eat it everyday if it was healthy enough. Everyone has a favorite food, one that comforts and makes your taste buds sing, culminating in a choir radiating from your slowly-satisfied stomach. Anytime, anywhere, if there's pizza offered, I wanna try it. Of course, if It's a steak restaurant or something, I'll go for the steak, but that's self-explanatory. Basically, comfort food is synonymous with comfort cinema, as it brings the same wondrous pleasures as a bite into a massive slice of deep-dish. The world of film is overflowing with variety, but sometimes, a three hour Fellini isn't what you want to watch on a Saturday night. However, you don't want to…
"Isn't it funny? The truth just sounds different."
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
For several years people have recommended this film to me, explaining that they think it's a movie I would really love. And I did like parts of this movie, and I think if I were younger I would have liked it even more. At this point in my life though, certain aspects of Almost Famous really hit a discordant note with me.
Let's start with what I liked. The film begins with an almost fantastical scenario--boy gets the opportunity to follow a rock band on tour around the country--and then spends the rest of its runtime exploring the flaws and shortcomings of this fantasy. It strikes a delicate balance between demonstrating the allure of this freewheelin' lifestyle without forgetting…
Boy, wouldn't it be nice to be embedded with a touring band? Apparently you can fall in love with a muse, share an inextricable bond with a virtuoso guitarist, get on the cover of Rolling Stone (although who wants that anymore?), and lose your virginity all in the same unknown span of days.
I'm sure Cameron Crowe took some liberties with the script. Oddly, I don't object to the well-documented decadence, the glamour, the shallow love and the dejection with which it comes, or the music, which I grew out of at William's age. I also don't object to the idea that William/Crowe managed to get himself a job with Rolling Stone so early on. If that happened nowadays I'd…
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