Lunchbox_films🎞’s review published on Letterboxd:
“It’s all happening”
This is it, this is THE movie for me, I just can’t find the words to describe how much I love it. Almost famous follows a 15 year old “journalist”, William Miller, who gets assigned by Rolling Stone magazine to do a profile of a rising rock band while on tour. I watched the extended version which is 40 minutes longer than the theatrical cut and I can’t imagine any of the scenes taken out of the movie, each scene is a masterpiece and adds to the story, it would be missing something without any of them.
I feel at home with these group of great individuals that all together make one hell of a film, all the characters are amazing and special in their own way. At first we see these rockstars from the outside like everyone else but as the movie progresses, we get to know them and learn about them in a more personal way. I love each and every one of them so much, especially Kate Hudson’s character, Penny Lane, she is the heart of the film.
Music, rockstars, romance, drama, comedy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, f-word, drugs, music, Frances McDormand, great dialogue, more music, kate Hudson, great story line, more music, Jimmy Fallon cameo, what else can you ask for honesty? It’s a rollercoaster of emotions from start to end and it left me with tears in my eyes and a smile on my face. I can’t find a single flaw, there’s nothing I don’t like about it, it’s my kind of movie. So, is it the best film ever made? No, but is it my personal favorite? Yes, and until some other film proves me wrong it will stay that way. The tiny dancer scene gave me chills:
“I need to go home”
“You are home”
Yes I am. This one has my heart.