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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

ALMOST FAMOUS (2000)




Director:
Cameron Crowe

Writer:
Cameron Crowe

Starring:
Billy Crudup
Francis McDormand
Kate Hudson and others

Almost Famous is a movie where the saying 'Don't judge a book by its cover' would apply. On the face of it, it seems to be just another movie about a rock band and its ultimate fall from grace but what the viewers actually get is more than they could have asked for. It is a sensationally written coming of age story. It is funny, quirky and easily boasts of one of the best written scripts of all time. Hats off Cameron Crowe.

Now the story revolves about a 15 year old boy who is given the chance of a lifetime to write about an upcoming rock band for Rolling Stone. The movie navigates expertly through all the various places and the characterisation is truly memorable. Kate Hudson gives one of my favourite performances of all time. She plays Penny Lane with cultured class and her charm makes it impossible for a person to hate her. This movie is definitely worth your time, even if that time borders on the 160 minutes mark.

Pranit’s Rating: 8/10