Almost Famous

Release Date: September 22nd, 2000

DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2001

R |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

Set in 1973, it chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater -- fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond and lead singer Jeff Bebe William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band's tour, despite the objections of his protective mother.

Cast: Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor

Director: Cameron Crowe

Genres: Comedy drama , Music

Production Co: Vinyl Films, Dreamworks Pictures

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Hotel , Pursuit , Mother , Hospital , Touching , Rise , 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Oh, what a lovely film. I was almost hugging myself while I watched it. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Crowe is so good on mood and milieu that when Elton John's bubblegum ballad "Tiny Dancer" swells on the soundtrack, in this context it sounds like a hymn.

  • 88
    Cody ClarkMr. Showbiz

    Crowe's script is a thing of wonder, and he again proves himself to be an outstanding director of actors.

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Awards

Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)