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With Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, Zooey Deschanel, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Written & Directed by Cameron Crowe

As far as the usual "coming of age" drag goes, the splendidly nostalgic, truly moving and energetic musicality of Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical Almost Famous hardly falters, and succeeds in pulling the viewer into its world. It is the 1970s. Rock music is exploding. A young kid in love with music and aspirations to be a writer takes the viewer on an idealistic, almost innocent ride, having us experience it through a school kid’s eyes. By a fluke he gets commissioned to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine on Stillwater, an up and coming band. He goes on the road with them, becoming a part of their tumultuous life, the shows, the parties, the groupies – one in particular with which he develops a strong bond.
This is the Extended Version of this splendid movie in all of its re-mastered HD glory, from picture to sound - and as far as I can remember this movie may have originally hit video stores when VHS was still quite prominent, so it will no doubt be the best quality in which you’re bound to see it at home, not to mention the widescreen presentation.
This extended edition of the movie clocks in at way over 2 hours.

Special features include the featurette Love Comes And Goes, as well as an old interview with the real Lester Bangs, the legendary music journalist played in the film by the always-on-point Philip Seymour Hoffman.

5 / B
- Paul Blom

0 1 2 3 4 5 6
- A - B - C

- 6 - Volcanic
- 5 - Blistering
- 4 - Hot
- 3 - Smolder
- 2 - Room Temp.
- 1 - Fizzled
- 0 - Extinguished

- A: Multi-Viewing Potential

- B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

- C: Once Should Suffice

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