Almost Famous

Almost Famous

Almost Famous

Cameron Crowe’s Oscar and Golden Globe-winning music drama follows a high-school journalist who is granted the opportunity to tour with rising rock band Stillwater in 1973, covering the story for Rolling Stone magazine. The once-in-a-lifetime trip turns into a reality check as the young teen learns the strain of fame, the allure of groupies and the limits of friendship. The movie is a semi-autobiographical account of Crowe's own teeange years writing for Rolling Stone. Stars Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand and Zooey Deschanel.

Best Screenplay (Cameron Crowe) at the 2001 Academy Awards. Best Screenplay and Best Sound at the 2001 BAFTA Awards. Best Film (Musical or Comedy) and Best Supporting Actress (Hudson) at the 2001 Golden Globes.
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Almost Famous / Reviews

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

A nostalgia factory of popular music that is less a movie than it is a vehicle for baby boomer reminiscence.

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BBC

BBC

Even though the same points are made more than once, they are never less than entertaining...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Far better than almost good enough.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Oh, what a lovely film. I was almost hugging myself while I watched it.

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Variety

Variety

Cameron Crowe fondly looks back into his teen years as a young critic for Rolling Stone magazine; a look at the maturation of a well-liked lad is a fairly comon theme among best pic noms.

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