Almost Famous

Jays Rating:

Cameron Crowe directs a masterpiece in his tribute to the art of rock and roll in the film Almost Famous. It’s 1973 and the beginning of the end of the rock and roll era. William Miller (Patrick Fugit) – Yes that’s the way you spell his name- is a music critic for local underground rock papers. Williams reviews are so well written and he has become so well known that he is asked to write for Rolling Stone magazine. All he has to do is take a few months out of school and go on tour with a new upcoming band called Stillwater. The only thing that stands in William’s way is his mother Elaine (Frances Mcdormand). She has already had one teenager move out of the house and doesn’t want to lose the other one. After explaining the great opportunity to his mother and making many promises, he jumps on the bus with the band for the experience of a lifetime. William is a good kid, but before long he is introduced to sex, drugs and soon falls in love with a groupie or band aid named Penny Lane. She isn’t called a band aid because she sticks to the band members–or maybe she is. This is a solid film with outstanding acting, great music from the 70’s and superior directing from Crowe. Almost Famous is almost perfect and I give it an A rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.