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3,749 Ratings

Almost Famous

Directed by Cameron Crowe
United States, 2000
Drama, Comedy


In the 1970s, a high school student is given an opportunity to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about a rock band he goes on tour with. A film about growing up, first love, disappointment, and the life of a rock star.

Our take

Cameron Crowe’s faultlessly tender, nostalgic, and autobiographical look back at his coming-of-age during the golden age of rock is also his best film. It’s all here: a witty Oscar-winning script; perfect rock soundtrack; sun-dappled cinematography; and Kate Hudson and Billy Crudup, radiating love.

Almost Famous Directed by Cameron Crowe

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2001 | Winner: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

2001 | 3 nominations including: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

American Film Institute Awards

2001 | Winner: Movie of the Year

Critics reviews

The immense charm of Cameron Crowe’s best films (Say Anything … 1989, Singles 1992) is impossible to resist. The heartfelt qualities in his work are abundantly on display in Almost Famous: a belief in family, the importance of loyalty, the need for trust and honesty.
February 01, 2001
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