Almost Famous (2000) – Encore Review

This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“I didn’t invent the rainy day, man. I just own the best umbrella.” – Dennis Hope

Number of Times Seen – 3 (10 Apr 2001, 24 Feb 2015 and 9 Jun 2020)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – A teenager gets a job as a reporter for the summer and is given the task of following a band on tour which changes his life and viewpints in things so much.

Bottom Line – Great Cameron Crowe film that is also his most personal. The story plays out really well and lets the audience see how much these characters all love music so much. The cast is great with Frances McDormond, Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee and Anna Paquin all giving really powerful performances here but Patrick Fugit towers among all of them and makes things so much more convincing to watch unfold. The film gives an accurate interpretation of how bands played and partied in the 70’s which adds so much to the realism of it all. The soundtrack is superb and shows how much Crowe really knows his music. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Penny Lane asks William if he’d like to go to Morocco with her. He says, “Yes… ask me again.” According to Cameron Crowe, “ask me again” was Patrick Fugit stepping out of character and asking Kate Hudson to repeat her lines for another take. Crowe liked the take as-is and kept it in the final cut. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10) (no change from original review)


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