Almost Famous

Almost Famous ★★★★

Aspiring young writers and future filmmakers can probably relate to this.

It has a vibrant atmosphere, it relates to parents and children, first real infatuation/love?, the attraction of rock & roll music, its stars’ way of life on the road, the generation gap, the collective bond with music, one adolescent’s audacity, and the unexpected luck that jump started his aspirations as a writer and future filmmaker (CameronCrowe himself).

Patrick Fugit appeared natural. The camera obviously loves the radiant Hudson. Almost Famous has precise period detail, robust writing, catchy music choices, and brilliant acting. Two nitpicks I have are its length (20-30 minutes could be shaved off), and the lack of a strong beginning-to-end narrative.

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