Capsule Review: "Almost Famous"

by Eric Melin on September 22, 2000

in Print Reviews

It’s weird to see this many great flicks in a row, but I can’t heap enough praise on Cameron Crowe’s newest movie. It’s a coming-of-age story set in the early seventies around a rock band on tour. Did they get it right? Hell, yes. So many times you see rock bands in movies portrayed with the same bullshit cliches. Not so here, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s so much going on in “Almost Famous,” I think anybody could enjoy it. It’s about how much music can mean to people- how it can change lives. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Frances McDormand, Billy Crudup, and newcomers Patrick Fugit and Kate Hudson are all outstanding. Everything about this movie is convincing, and it has a real positive energy throughout. I want to see it again as soon as possible.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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