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Almost Famous movie review **

I watched this film today and it wasn’t bad. It’s about a teenage kid who leaves home in the early 70s to work as a writer for Rolling Stone Magazine. He travels with the rock back Stillwater and lives the life of a tag along reporter groupie as the band travels the country. It’s a good film that’s worth a rent, especially if you’re old enough to remember the time and the music of the day.

Synopsis:  Stillwater (a rock group based on Led Zeppelin) is on the cusp of success, and 15-year-old William Miller (Patrick Fugit) is on the cusp of the rest of his life. The youngster cajoles Rolling Stone magazine’s editor (via telephone) into an assignment to cover the band on a cross-country tour. Based on director Cameron Crowe’s experiences, Almost Famous is an enchanting coming-of-age story.

Sameritech’s 4 star guide:

**** Loved It
*** Really liked It
** Liked It
* Didn’t like it, wasted my time, or would rather have watched a George Bush speech


November 18, 2007 - Posted by | Movies

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