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Almost Famous is the movie Cameron Crowe has been waiting a lifetime to tell. The fictionalisation of Crowe's days as a teenage reporter for Creem and Rolling Stone has all the well-written characters and wonderful "movie moments" that we expect from Crowe (Jerry Maguire), but the film has an intangible something extra--an insider's touch that will turn the film into the ode to '70s Rock & Roll for years to come. We are introduced to Crowe's alter ego, William Miller (Patrick Fugit), at home, where his progressive mom (a superb Frances McDormand) has outlawed rock music and sister Anita (Zooey Deschanel) has slipped him LPs that will "set his mind free." Following the wisdom of Creem's disheveled editor, Lester Bangs (Philip Seymour Hoffman in an instant-classic performance), Miller gets on the inside with the up-and-coming band Stillwater (a fictionalised mixture of the Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, and others). A simple visit with the band turns into a three-week, life-altering odyssey into the heyday of American rock. Of the characters he meets on the road, the two most important are groupie extraordinaire Penny Lane (Kate Hudson in a star-making performance) and Stillwater's enigmatic lead guitarist (Billy Crudup), who keeps stringing Miller along for an interview. From the handwritten credits (done by Crowe) to the bittersweet finale, Crowe's comedic valentine is an indelible, heartbreaking romance of music, women, and the privilege of youth. --Doug Thomas

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  • Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
  • MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
  • Product Dimensions : 5.31 x 0.59 x 6.77 inches; 2.08 Ounces
  • Media Format : Blu-ray, Import
  • Run time : 2 hours and 42 minutes
  • Actors : Fairuza Balk, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Lee
  • Dubbed: : Polish
  • Subtitles: : Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, English, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Thai, Turkish
  • Language : Polish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Studio : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • ASIN : B0011FTQ4O
  • Number of discs : 1
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 5,416 ratings

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Toby Lewis
3.0 out of 5 stars Extended Cut Loses the Plot
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 5, 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars best soundtrack of any movie imo.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Over-long and self-indulgent
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful film
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the best film about rock music and fans, about how music brings people together
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 5, 2014
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