Almost Famous – Experience it. Enjoy it. Just don’t fall for it.
Patrick Fugit————————–William Miller
Frances McDormand—————-Elaine Miller
Kate Hudson————————–Penny Lane
Billy Crudup————————–Russell Hammond
Jason Lee——————————Jeff Bebe
Zoe Deschanel————————Anita Miller
Directed by Cameron Crowe
Written by Cameron Crowe
This is a heart warming coming of age story. William Miller (Fugit) gets to write a review on a band. He winds up getting paid to write a story on an up and coming band called “Stillwater”. He negotiates a fair price for his pay and Rolling Stone Magazine agrees to pay him for his story, but no one seems to know that he is only fifteen years old. He befriends Penny Lane (Hudson) who is very close with the guitarist for Stillwater, Russell Hammond (Crudup). His guitar playing is the best part of Stillwater and the band is struggling with its identity. This struggle is poignantly shown when the group gets their first t-shirt and tempers fly. The life on the road is difficult for William and he has trouble getting his interview with Russell. Some very touching moments and a knockout performance from Kate Hudson. Cameron Crowe delivers a great movie, which is based on his life.
Production Budget: $60,000,000
CC Rating: 10 out of 10
Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay
If you liked this try: Intolerable Cruelty, Stand By Me.