Almost Famous (2000) (C)
"The best movie of the year!"
Roger Ebert, Ebert & Roeper and the Movies.
Adored by critics and audiences nationwide, Almost Famous has been hailed as "the year's single most entertaining film!" (Roger Ebert, Ebert & Roeper and the Movies). Writer/director Cameron Crowe takes you on a heartfelt journey into the world of rock-and-roll in this "delightful coming-of-age comedy" (David Ansen, Newsweek).
It's the opportunity of a lifetime when teenage reporter William Miller (Patrick Fugit) lands an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine. Despite the objections of his protective mother (Frances McDormand), William hits the road with an up-and-coming rock band and finds there's a lot more to write home about than the music.
This "enormously engaging" (Jeffrey Lyons, WNBC) film boasts superb performances by Golden Globe winner Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Billy Crudup, Philip Seymour Hoffman and newcomer Patrick Fugit. Featuring a classic rock soundtrack with music from The Who and Elton John, Almost Famous is "an utter delight from the first frame to fade out" (Lou Lumenick, New York Post) and a must-see for every generation. -- (C) DreamWorks Pictures, 2000, USA.
Starring Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Directed by Cameron Crowe.
Winner of 1 Academy Award (2001): Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.
Winner of 2 Golden Globe Awards.
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