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Daniel Corleone's Movie Reviews (1781)

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Almost Famous 
Almost Famous review
4/4 stars

Every music lover and fans of rock 'n roll should definitely have this in their video collection. The second viewing of this great film makes it a small classic on iits own. A movie about about the director's experiences with bands such as The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles was a real treat. William Miller has a sister who thinks someday that he will be cool. They are both guided by their wise mother Elaine (Frances McDormand). William meets a band and quirky Penny Lane (Kate Hudson). Hudson radiates and clearly made the film authentic while the rest (Cudrup, Lee, Fugit, Deschanel) were sincere with the performances. Everything felt realistic from the direction, acting, sets, to the concerts. Impossible not to be touched, smile or think about the lessons one can learn with cool lines: Elaine - "It's not too late for you to become a person of substance." and Penny - "...if ya never take it seriosuly, ya never get hurt, ya never get hurt, ya always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends." William - "Where and when does this "real world" occur?" Almost Famous is one of the best rock and roll lifestyle related pictures which touches on friendships, trying to be with the "in crowd," escaping realities, being a real fan, music, integrity, family and love.


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