Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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.
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 is Watchmen is just epic.
Don't forget: DON'T DO DRUGS!
I love films which are about or reference classic rock. This couldn't be any more perfect!
Sabbath, Skynyrd, Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones. To name just a few but ALL SUCH GREAT BANDS! I didn't expect "Simple Man" to provoke even greater feelings from me than it already does, but its use in this film did!
Cameron Crowe is a God! I'm so in love with this film right now!
It's just dawned on me that it's Jason Lee in this! I Love My Name is Earl and his character in Kevin Smith's films. This is so great.
Spinal Tap must have seen this and thought "Ah shit, our film sucks now..."
And then I find out Mike McCready of Pearl Jam is the one playing the guitar tracks for the band in this?! This film has everything a fan of classic rock could ask for!
"Rock stars have kidnapped my son!"
A perfect mix of great acting, sharp dialogue, and fantastic music leads to a film that I never tire of seeing.
Cameron Crowe has created some spectacular female characters; he has special luck working with blondes. But the character of Penny Lane is as magical as any that he's ever done and one of the most attractive and likable women in all the cinema. Well, desirable might be a better word. (Haha, some credit might go to Kate Hudson, too.)
Special notice goes to Phil Hoffman and Francis McDormand, who steal every scene. But the rest of the cast are spectacular as well.
''Maybe we just don't see ourselves the way we really are''
Philip Seymour Hoffman Memorial-fest
It was finally time to give this film another shot after casually dismissing it 14 years ago, and see if my perception had altered at all. I decided to watch the 'Director's Cut' which was 41 minutes longer than it's theatrical release, and I certainly had quite a bit of fun with it, but I cannot get past the fact that it is a Cameron Crowe film, and therefore specifically engineered to draw the largest crowd possible by playing it safe.
There is so much exuberance and likeability exuding from Almost Famous, that being overtly cynical would be a curmudgeonly enterprise; with it's slam dunk…
Το Almost Famous είναι η πρώτη φορά που είδα τον Philip Seymour Hoffman, ή τουλάχιστον αυτή που θυμάμαι ως πρώτη. Και όσο και αν ταυτίστηκα με τον William, αυτός που μου έμεινε πιο έντονα ήταν ο χαρακτήρας του Lester Banks.
Δηλαδή πάντα ήμουν πολύ self aware για να είμαι ή να νιώσω cool και είχα θέμα προσπαθώντας να είμαι κάτι άλλο που είναι κοινώς αποδεκτό ως 'cool', και ο μονόλογος του Hoffman στο τηλέφωνο βρήκε στόχο πολύ περισσότερο απ' όσο το πάθος της ταινίας για τη μουσική. Σίγουρα σε ένα πρώτο στάδιο όλα έχουν να κάνουν με την αγνή λατρεία για τη μουσική, αλλά ο λόγος που την βάζω μια γεμάτη καρδούλα είναι γιατί ουσιαστικά στηρίζει από την αρχή μέχρι…
I'd never seen the Untitled version (160mins) of Almost Famous. I had been ambivalent about the theatrical cut, and while Untitled is a better cut of the film, I am still not convinced that it is a perfect movie. It is a good movie, though, and clearly a personal one.
Almost Famous has a lot to enjoy about it, the waxy nostalgic glow of the photography, the excellent use of music, and a consistently amusing script. However, Cameron Crowe's incessant need for broad humour gets tiring over the 160 minute runtime, his insistence in cutting to facial reactions to underline a joke is incredibly annoying. The film is at its best when it goes for serious, or as serious as…
This one hits a few narrative bumps in its middle third, but otherwise it's an extremely generous and warm-hearted piece, stocked with beautiful performances and sweet moments. Patrick Fugit is such an unpredictable, refreshing presence. And I love the trick that Kate Hudson plays at the end. Definitely worth rewatching if you haven't seen it for a long time.
Wonderful casting. Beautiful coming of age story. The music, both the authentic and the original pieces, sets the perfect atmosphere. This film is one I forget about, but then when I see it again, it floods back like memories of a first love. Everything about this is sad and sweet and beautiful - and precious.
A love letter to all music lovers that gets its point across very well. A-
Warm, feel-good, coming-of-age movie.
Ahora entiendo por qué esta película esta considerada como una de las mejores de la década. Es de esas que no se olvidan. Lástima que estos estupendos actores no fueron aprovechados más tarde, aquí dieron todo.
Elena, deberías verla.
In honour of Philip Seymour Hoffman. What a fantastic film, a feel-good film if I've ever seen one. Jason Lee deserves more roles because he is fantastic.
Watched the Extended cut.
I'm going to be honest, and unmerciful. I loved this film.
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