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Almost Famous : Friday September 15, 2000

Set in 1973, Cameron Crowe's latest feature captures a pivotal moment in the history of rock and roll, chronicling and celebrating a time just before the explosion of rock as a global commercial enterprise. 

The story follows the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview an up-and-coming band, William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band's tour over the objections of his protective mother. As he becomes less an observer and more a participant in the band's dynamics, the fledgling reporter loses the objectivity to tell his story honestly, and learns a life-changing lesson about the importance of family -- the ones we inherit, and the ones we create. -- Dreamworks SKG 

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Ebert UsaToday Mr Showbiz Herald Average
Points 100 87.5 92 100 94.88


94.88 - A Must See

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Rating System:

0 - 40 points

Not Worth Seeing
40 - 65 points  Go See At Matinee
65- 85 points Worth Seeing
85-100 points Definitely worth seeing. "A must see!"



Cameron Crowe 


Cameron Crowe 


Drama / Comedy


Billy Crudup  as Russell Hammond 
Frances McDormand as Elaine Miller 
Kate Hudson as Penny lane 
Jason Lee as Jeff Bebe
Anna Paquin as Polexia
Fairuza Balk as Sapphire 
Noah Taylor as Dick Roswell
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs 

Running Time

2hr 4min


Rated R for language, drug content and brief nudity. 


DreamWorks Pictures




Official Site


 The People's Review of Almost Famous 

Score ="100"
"An excellent, natural, feelgood movie that also makes you think a bit. The cast are tremendous, esp Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand and Patrick Fugit. A great mix of humour, observational scenes and a lovely central story. 

 Score "100"
"Best movie of the year!!!! " "

Score = "100"
"Excellent movie! I'm not easily impressed with most of today's films but this one was great. Definately worth seeing twice."

Score = "100"
"Great movie. One of the best of the year. A very good story about growing up around 70's rock. A must see!"

Score = "90"
"I don't know if any movie can rate a 100 like Eberet gives it, but it's definitely a 90!! Absolutely one of the best films I've seen this year. Billy Crudup and Kate Hudson are both great!


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