Almost Famous (2000) Full Movie

Almost Famous
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Almost Famous (2000) : In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater—fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond, and lead singer Jeff Bebe.

Title Almost Famous (2000)
Release Date Sep 15, 2000
Genres ,
Production Company Columbia Pictures, Vinyl Films, DreamWorks Pictures
Production Countries United States of America
Casts Patrick Fugit, Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Angarano, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Plot Keywords rock 'n' roll, hotel room, san diego, drug addiction, stewardess, overdose, groupie, music journalist, heavy metal, concert, swimming pool, based on a true story, promiscuity, coming of age, on the road, domineering mother, reconciliation, semi autobiographical, innocence lost, bus trip, aspiring writer
William Miller
William Miller
Patrick Fugit
Russell Hammond
Russell Hammond
Billy Crudup
Penny Lane
Penny Lane
Kate Hudson
Elaine Miller
Elaine Miller
Frances McDormand
Jeff Bebe
Jeff Bebe
Jason Lee
Anita Miller
Anita Miller
Zooey Deschanel
Young William
Young William
Michael Angarano
Polexia Aphrodisia
Polexia Aphrodisia
Anna Paquin
Sapphire
Sapphire
Fairuza Balk
Dick Roswell
Dick Roswell
Noah Taylor
Lester Bangs
Lester Bangs
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Dennis Hope
Dennis Hope
Jimmy Fallon
David Felton
David Felton
Rainn Wilson
Vic Munoz
Vic Munoz
Jay Baruchel
Ed Vallencourt
Ed Vallencourt
John Fedevich
Larry Fellows
Larry Fellows
Mark Kozelek
Leslie
Leslie
Liz Stauber
Beth from Denver
Beth from Denver
Olivia Rosewood
Estrella Starr
Estrella Starr
Bijou Phillips
Alice Wisdom
Alice Wisdom
Pauley Perrette
Reg
Reg
Peter Frampton
Freddy
Freddy
Mark Pellington
Jann Wenner
Jann Wenner
Eion Bailey
Roadie Scully
Roadie Scully
J.J. Cohen
Roadie Gregg
Roadie Gregg
Gary Kohn
Roadie Mick
Roadie Mick
Ray Porter
Mrs. Deegan
Mrs. Deegan
Alice Marie Crowe
Alison the Fact Checker
Alison the Fact Checker
Erin Foley
Ben Fong-Torres
Ben Fong-Torres
Terry Chen
Eagles Road Manager
Eagles Road Manager
Mitch Hedberg
Darryl
Darryl
Jesse Caron
The Legendary Red Dog
The Legendary Red Dog
Zack Ward
The Who Road Manager
The Who Road Manager
Devin Corey
Hyatt Singer
Hyatt Singer
Pete Droge
Hyatt Singer
Hyatt Singer
Elaine Summers
Lenny
Lenny
Kevin Sussman
Plaza Doctor
Plaza Doctor
Tom Riis Farrell
Himself
Himself
John Patrick Amedori
Waving Girl
Waving Girl
Julia Decker
Real Topeka Kid
Real Topeka Kid
Brian Vaughan
Poolside Provocateur
Poolside Provocateur
Anthony Martelli
Have a Nice Day Stewardess
Have a Nice Day Stewardess
Susan Yeagley
Flight Attendant
Flight Attendant
Holly Maples
Swingo's Desk Clerk
Swingo's Desk Clerk
Michelle Moretti
Sheldon the Desk Clerk
Sheldon the Desk Clerk
Eric Stonestreet
Angry Promoter
Angry Promoter
Marc Maron
Rocker (uncredited)
Rocker (uncredited)
Jimmy Star

Reviews

  • John Chard

    Hopes, Dreams & Nightmares. Almost Famous is Cameron Crowe's paean to rock music, of bands and songs, of journalism and promotion, of sex & drugs. Drawing from experience and stories passed on, Crowe tells the tale of a young teenage boy aspiring to be a music journalist in the 1970s. Finding himself backstage with the rock group Stillwater, William Miller (Patrick Fugit) embarks on a road journey with the band that's awash with egos, groupies, perils and pleasures, all of which change his life forever. Lets go find something real! The most striking thing about it is that it's not overtly funny or sensationalistic, it's a production that's full of love, real love, for the subject matters to hand, and it's very often a moving experience to be part of. Narratively speaking, Crowe takes his time, steadily building characters and backdrop essentials, it works a treat as we become immersed in all the major players within the music circle, while also feeling the concerns of those on the outside of the rock group circle. Which of course gives us the great rewards come the final third of film when all matters come to a head. Crowe and his design team also work some magic for period flavours, capturing the early 70s vibe with awareness of clothing, food and drink and transport. Nothing ever seems false, which is remarkable in this era of product placements and shameless plugging. 50 bucks and a case of beer! Another one of Crowe's strengths is how he garners great performances from his actors. There's no big stars here, no Tom or Renée, but Billy Crudup, Jason Lee, Kate Hudson and Fugit, who respond to their director with sincere and believable performances, no caricatures or ham sarnies here, no way. While outskirt performances from Frances McDormand (brilliant as William's fretful mother), Anna Paquin, Philip Seymour Hoffman (as the legendary Lester Bangs) and Fairuza Balk, consistently hit the hi-hat. The music of course rocks, from metal and progers, to folkers and bubblegum, to some punk godfathery, these sounds feature on the soundtrack and kick the decade into orbit - while the Stillwater scenes are effective and the use of Elton John's Tiny Dancer will land in your heart and stay there. Cameron Crowe has created a smashingly memorable film that will stand the tests of time. Two cuts are available, where both the theatrical and director's cuts are sure fire things (the latter Bootleg Cut my personal favourite). This is a music based film to sit with the best of them, God Bless Rock N Roll and God Bless Cameron Crowe, for he could have easily embellished and over egged his rock pudding, instead he kept it real. 9/10