2000 *****
Original Theatrical Cut runs 123 mins.
Extended Edition (a.k.a. Untitled: The Bootleg Cut) runs 161 mins.

Almost Famous can easily be called Cameron Crowe's best film. While watching the film, I had a rare feeling. While the film felt like it was going on a bit long, I didn't want it to end. The film is beautifully crafted to create a believable period piece from the early '70s. While it is set in the '70s, the story is still relevant today, and feels very fresh and alive. The characters are believable, and the story is engrossing. I was completely captivated from first frame to last, and as I've already said, I didn't want it to end. The film is perfect. The Extended Edition is just as good as, if not better than, the original.

Semi-autobiographical, Cameron Crowe wrote and directed this marvelous film in which a smart 15-year-old boy gets a job with Rolling Stone magazine to tour with a band named Stillwater and write an article.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Rated R for language, drug content, and brief nudity.

Billy Crudup + Frances McDormand + Kate Hudson + Jason Lee + Patrick Fugit + Anna Paquin + Fairuza Balk + Noah Taylor + Philip Seymour Hoffman

Written and Directed by
Cameron Crowe


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