English Review – Almost Famous (2000)


Cameron Crowe’s  Oscar-winning story is a 70’s Rock n Roll relatable, about impulsive youngsters and their saga into stardom.

Almost Famous is a daydream, representation of adolescence freedom, about running away from home and letting the environment fuels into you.

Follows a story of a rather sincere, an ‘uncool’ young man named William Miller (Patrick Fugit) who tries to reach his passion in music and journalism, he starts to keep pace with amateur band Stillwater. Not long after that, a big offer comes from Rolling Stones when they find Miller recent writing is quite flattering. Miller keeps his head relaxed, he says yes and comes with a surprising idea: “How about Stillwater as the cover story?”.

It is an enjoyable self-determined journey, with Billy Crudup as Russell Hammond as the band frontier, we are shown some classic group conflicts that may happen if you bring several ladies into the tour, from the bus until the undeniable awkward member’s confession ended up in fighting when the band is perhaps about to die in the funny plane’s flight scene.

Cameron Crowe imagination delivers powerful characters of a confused ‘starting to learn about love’ boy, a mysterious yet charming groupie girl, and an unaware band’s personnel who doesn’t seem to care; but somehow, Crowe could bring them and wired them up in such a complicated but working connection.

It is a mild romance, but Almost Famous main thing’s is about teaching you a lesson about appreciating others existence. It’s not that the movie could easily fit into you, but it definitely becomes as good as it gets. A great great job also for not-so-major acting from Philip Seymour Hoffman, Zoey Deschanel, and Frances McDormand who give a special impression throughout the movie.