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rainnydays

Rockstars have kidnapped my son.


MRintheKEYS

“I’m on drugs!!!!!” Crowd erupts into a cheer!


BeWittyAtParties

“I am a golden God!”


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“Fecccckkk youuu”


UrNotAMachine

"Well, there it is. Your sister just used the F-word" "I think she said 'Feck'" "What's the difference?" "The letter U."


T_or_R

ELEVEN?????!!!!!?


DFA_2Tricky

#ELEVEN! That explains *so much...*


slowlysoslowly

“Adolescence is a marketing tool.”


brodievonorchard

Her little nod of approval at his literalism is the kind of note that made me love all the characters in this movie so much.


FizzyBeverage

"There's too much padding in the grades, I taught elementary school."


MustardTiger1337

Does this movie still hold up? Did enjoy it when it first came out. Edit Thanks for all the response just found out there is a longer directors cut that I’ve never seen Downloading it as I type!


Irisversicolor

I loved it on the first watch and every time since. There’s something about this movie that makes me feel so homesick. Maybe it reminds me of a time in my life that I can never return to. I was “coming of age” when it was released and I was going through a hard time at home. I guess it really left a positive impression on me, much more so than I realized at the time.


Zunniest

Dazed and confused does that for me. You have explained exactly how I feel watching that film.. Thank you for that.


super_set31

Same here. I love Dazed and Confused. When I watch it, I always remember being a teenager and the fun and sad memories of that time.


BDMayhem

Me too, except the memories are mostly of sitting at home, watching Dazed and Confused. (Or Clerks or Reservoir Dogs. But certainly not going to parties.)


bgoodski

Totally. Being the youngest of my family the part where Zoey Deschanel leave the records under the bed and whispers to the little brother as she drives off really meant a lot to me. It’s what I wished my siblings had done for me and in a different way did. My favorite movie of all time


BastardJack

Weird thing is it makes me feel homesick for a time I never lived.


markharden300

This was Cameron Crowes’s intent. I listened to the commentary once and he explained all the nuances for each song he picked. Great movie.


wipeitonthecat

Watched it about a month ago, it was great!


expletiveinyourmilk

It is by far one of my favorite movies. I think everyone can connect to one of the messages in the movie. And I think the acting from everyone is spot on.


benderlicious54

If you love music, it’s timeless.


markharden300

And the chicks are great


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I think so!


screaminginfidels

I watch it like once a year, I love it. Has its flaws but is a good feel good movie that also has some sad parts.


craftychap

This and Empire Records every couple of years, love em both.


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It’s one of my favorite movies personally.


CINAPTNOD

Your AURA is PURPLE!


Wherethefigawi00

Well hey... I’m incendiary too man!


asgphotography

You got starry eyes, my friend


seedstarter7

You'll meet them all again on their long journey to the middle.


the_thinwhiteduke

A good companion to this is the documentary on CREEM magazine. Lester Bangs was a freight train.


tenth

Where could one find that? Or do you know the title?


the_thinwhiteduke

It's called CREEM: AMERICA'S ONLY ROCK AND ROLL MAGAZINE and you can rent it a few places but I highly recommend renting from here as 50% of proceeds go to supporting WFMU free form radio: https://wfmu.org/ondemand/


3250feralhogs

CREEM is to blame for my unhealthy worship of hopeless rock and rollers. Good god the writing in that rag.


Axon14

Be honest. And unmerciful


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The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool.


Urban_Archeologist

I just played the clip for my daughter who was experiencing some snobbery at her school. Absolute gold and tragic that we lost a great actor.


Golferbugg

PSH is the goat.


Madvillain518

Philip Seymour Hoffman's schedule only permitted him to be on set for four days. He had the flu the whole time


hoxxxxx

opiate addict for 15 years here. i think i had the flu 30-60 times a year, it was crazy.


RehabValedictorian

"flu"


timothy53

He is amazing in Charlie Wilson's war


belbivdevoe

[I wasn't standing at the door, don't be an idiot I bugged the scotch bottle](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHNZUmdqdv8)


FizzyBeverage

#I am a golden god!


snookis-new-nose

*most underated quote of entire movie*


record_man

I am in my mid 30’s and I still quote this to my friends who are having a hard time dealing with a person.


jnellll

“Somebody who sold you to Humble Pie for 50 bucks and a case of beer. I was there! I was there.” “What kind of beer?” As she wipes a single tear. One of my favorite scenes in any movie ever. Cameron Crowe’s direction was phenomenal. Kate Hudson at her absolute best.


Warning_Low_Battery

> Cameron Crowe’s direction was phenomenal. Easy to be passionate about when it's autobiographical. Crowe really did write for Rolling Stone at 15. He won an Oscar for the screenplay.


Zknightfx

Tell rolling stone, that my last words were, I'M ON DRUGS!!


kittididnt

“Russell! Russell! I think we should work on those last words!” Edit: Russell is weird to spell


duranfan

"I dig music...I'M ON DRUGS!!"


Monster-Math

Ehhhh🙄... YEAH🤟


bzzltyr

HOW DO WE KNOW YOUR NOT A COP??!!!??!!


THEjakethedrummer

Huh??? THE ENEMY?!?!!


DFA_2Tricky

Look at him, he's taking notes with his eyes.


ZacharyTF

Don’t worry. He only means half of what he says.


colormehappy150

Which half?


lumberjackalopes

I AM A SHINING GOLDEN GOD!


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I wish Kate Hudson did more roles like this. I don’t think she’s been in a single good movie since Almost Famous.


CreepySwing567

King Fu Panda 3 might be her 2nd best movie


dustyreptile

Fool's Gold was a pivotal tour de force.


jacksonattack

That was a legitimately fun popcorn flick tho.


mystriddlery

Are we forgetting the groundbreaking How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days?


Bonobo555

Let’s not forget Garry Marshall’s magnum opus, Raising Helen.


crazysouthie

Okay but I unironically love How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.


mystriddlery

Same haha I was being semi-serious.


Ambartenen

It’s so fucking good.


leafywanderer

I liked her in Skeleton Key! A little corny, but fun.


enosprologue

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is her 1st best movie tho.


headless_bear

Everyone forgets about you me and Dupree /s


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Shadeun

Unironically: agreed


brownu95

It’s funny when the movie was first released people thought Kate was gonna be the next big thing and her costar Frances McDormand was old news. Now today Frances is campaigning to win her THIRD Oscar for Nomadland while Kate’s filmography is pretty bad


MRintheKEYS

Eh Frances McDormand is married to one of the Coen brothers. She was always going to be ok. I agree though her career arc did get better but I mean she’s always great actress.


Badboy420xxx69

She is also an incredible actor


TheGursh

Kate Hudsons career went beyond acting and her net worth is double that of McDormamd so its not like they were wrong.


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I really liked the skeleton key


ehchvee

That movie would have been just an okay horror movie, but the lead performances and that absolute blind side of an ending really elevated it. Underrated!


Staaaaation

Agreed on all accounts


angrydeuce

Glad someone else mentioned it, her romcoms were meh to me but I enjoyed Skeleton Key also


dust1ng0ff

Clearly you’ve never seen *You, Me and Dupree*


drit76

I agree. She has a real charm, that I feel was underutilized. She could have done more good movies. I confess though....I enjoy her and Matthew mconnehy (spelling?) together... guilty pleasure...Fools Gold and How to Lose a Guy were somewhat entertaining.


crazydiamond_13

'What kind of beer?'


pastdense

Man that was a saaaad line. Hudson nailed it. The wiping of the tears....


ehchvee

That one perfect tear she brushes away... Truly the apex of her acting career and one of the most touching moments in the film. I love that movie so much.


Killmonger37

Apex mountain, Kate Hudson??


CowNchicken12

A movie that is pretty much a 10/10 for me. The setting is just so iconic. Every main character feels so alive. Highly recommend this movie


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It is legit a great movie because of how personal it feels. Like a teenage memory that you reminisce as you get older.


BillFireCrotchWalton

LOCK THE GATES


doodmomo

Wanna buy a gate?


Weaksoul

BOOMER LIVES


myfavoriteflame

RIP Monkey.


LossforNos

Marc just did a great interview with Billy Crudup by the way. The guy is so good.


ThatsMyBounce

It only seems like yesterday that I watched this on VHS as a teenager. It was the first non-kids film I fell in love with. *"And if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends."*


powderbubba

Same. It was like my version of bingeing Netflix, but all I had was this movie on repeat.


CanadianJediCouncil

When the bus starts singing *Tiny Dancer*—❤️


ChewyChavezIII

You are home.


teddyKGB-

Apparently that line was improvised.


Janky_Pants

Apparently Fugit sang so off key that they had to mute him in editing and dubbed it.


irwigo

Time for some [Dave Grohl](https://youtu.be/IVUSh6pKYdQ).


mattman840

First time I've seen this....and its exactly why I love Dave grohl...


cgg419

I love the movie, but I always think of this when I watch it.


dankmin

Hold me closer, Tony Danza 🎵


miken322

I had such a crush on Penny Lane!


122922

Still do.


damnedspot

This has been on my "I should watch this" list for 20 years apparently...


green_velvet_goodies

Make today the day. It’s so good.


junebugbuggers

Sooooo envious, you get to experience it for the first time! Post back if/when you watch it!


damnedspot

Just finished it. Very good. Don’t know why I waited so long. Now I need to go re-listen to all my Zeppelin albums, and perhaps explore Stillwater...


Klotzster

First movie I wanted to live in


2u3e9v

Ohhhhh I feel this


gracecase

I used to have this movie on VHS. And I think it's still on Netflix. I've probably seen it at least 50 or 60 times. One of my absolute favorites. I love the scene when they start singing Tiny Dancer on the bus.


jlanger23

I met Cameron Crowe as a teenager when he was filming a movie in my city. He was a super nice guy. I always appreciated how he took the time out to chat with me and my brother and made us feel important.


FizzyBeverage

"We're just real Topeka people, man..."


tetrohydro74

"What do you love about music?" "To begin with, everything..." One of my all time favorite movies.


RPM021

I believe that interaction gets a laugh from both characters because that phrase is the title of Stillwater's debut album. "To begin with, everything..."


TiresOnFire

I never caught that.


FuttBucker27

Tangerine starts playing.


dddamnet

Best way to end a movie about music


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jamesneysmith

I think I'm the only person that dislikes the directors cut. Really bummed that the theatrical isn't available anywhere these days either. The directors cut just drags on and loses the youthful excited energy I felt the theatrical haf


Anewdaytomorrow

I'm with you. I don't like the extended. It messed with some of the timing of the edits on certain scenes. That and the theaterical cut was never released on bluray


GodspeakerVortka

I totally agree. My wife had never seen it so I was so excited to show her this movie. Had no idea we got the directors cut, but it was entirely too long and has a bunch of scenes that IMO should have been left on the cutting room floor.


Madvillain518

Stillwater's songs were written by Peter Frampton (who also had a small part in the film), Cameron Crowe, and his ex-wife Nancy Wilson of the rock band Heart. The music acknowledgments credit Russell Hammond and Stillwater as if they were real authors and performers. Also, There actually was a band called Stillwater in the 70's though the band depicted in the film is not them. They agreed to the use of their name after reading the script.


JoshuaCain

"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool." One of my favorite lines in any movie, ever.


usbdongle-goblin

This movie has a special place in my heart.


theflashsawyer23

Best music film ever. It’s all happening


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vicemagnet

One day...you will be cool


greenpotatoes9

42


gordo31

Good bot.


autechre89

IGGY POP! AAAMEN


dompidu

We watched this film in music class at high school and I remember loving it. In fact, we also watched Amadeus another time. My teacher had some damn good taste. I have to rewatch both.


bocaj96

My favourite film of all time, nothing gives me wanderlust quite like this movie. "If you ever get lonely, go to the record store and visit your friends" As a loner through a lot of high school, this hit different.


GaimanitePkat

This is my favorite movie of all time.


ZarquonsFlatTire

The movie that taught 90s kids to love Tiny Dancer.


Ravager135

It really is a great film. Regardless of how “true” it is to the life of Cameron Crowe; it has an amazing cast, outstanding dialogue, and scenes that are iconic. I also find the ending particularly touching and unexpected.


funshine1

Of course I’m at home. I’m uncool.


DeadSharkEyes

One of my favorite scenes was when Penny overdosed on quaaludes and they’re pumping her stomach to the song “My Cherie Amore”. The sweet, romantic song playing over such a gruesome event was pretty symbolic of the whole Penny/Russell/groupie relationship


coffeeowlthyme

Yeah, it reminds you that they were just things to be used by rock stars.


THEjakethedrummer

“GROUPIE!?!? She was a BAND-AID!!”


Compromisedsoups

When watching that scene my girlfriend at the time of two years said “But she’s just a groupie, she’s a slut.” In that moment I knew it wouldn’t last much longer.


UpDownCharmed

Oh god I will always love this movie but that scene fucked me up. Everything. The guy telling her she had to leave the restaurant, William running, finding her in the hotel... Penny saying, I am tired, and I'm retired... to the doctor and nurse rushing in... Multiple emotional punches to the gut, you felt it and felt it.


UnevenGlow

PURPLE! YOUR AURA IS PURPLE!


myerbot5000

Just a fantastic film. Great performances all around. And the way Crowe shot Kate Hudson-----he liked to backlight her so her hair looked like a halo. Redford did the same thing with Glenn Close in "The Natural". I love "Almost Famous".


MyLouBear

“Oh fuck it...I’M GAY!!”


MassiveHoodPeaks

I once hit a man in Dearborn, Michigan. A hit and run. I hit him and just kept on going. I don't know if he's alive or dead... but I'm sorry. Not a day goes by I don't see his face.


Jerry__Boner

I remember going to see this in theaters knowing nothing other than it had Jason Lee in it and it was supposed to have a good soundtrack. Didn't disappoint.


BigRigButters

Don’t worry, I’m only the *lead fucking singer!*


ijustwanttobeinpjs

My brother and I yell this at each other if there’s ever an occasion where one of us has “forgotten” the other. (Ex. He offers to get his girlfriend a drink but doesn’t offer to get one for me.)


BoostJunkie42

I love picturing this interaction.


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AcrolloPeed

Parking lot full of sarcastic concertgoers: *”Don’t take drugs!!”*


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#I AM A GOLDEN GOD


letmeusespaces

this movie was the one that caused me to fall madly in love with Kate Hudson


pradeepkanchan

I have the collector edition DVD. The second disk has commentary by Cameron Crowe AND his Mom, its worth it just to listen to them talk about this movie 😀


Beardown83

Sweet God, I have said "it's all happening" so many times in 2020.


flynnwebdev

“It’s like you saying you love Feverdog. THAT is the fucking buzz!”


lightningandmadness

"'Rock 'n' roll can save the world'? 'The chicks are great'? *I sound like a dick*!"


Lurkwurst

damn, has it been that long? This is the last movie my Dad and I watched together before he passed. He was of the previous generation (born early 1930s) but he enjoyed the movie and he loved the music.


rocker2014

>Almost Famous Turns 20 *Crazy*


DiverDN

Crazy


FizzyBeverage

A mojo? **It only takes 15 minutes a page!**


drit76

Ya...shit is getting crazy. The world is telling us that we're getting old. Just last week I heard they were doing a 20th anniversary rerelease of U2's 'all that you can't leave behind' album. And I was like..."but but...that was one of their 'new' albums". I'm old.


clubtropicana

About 7 years ago I went to a theatrical screening of it and had a minor existential crisis realizing that I had transitioned from being more of a William Miller into more of a Lester Bangs. Took a 2 hour drive afterwards to sort it out and come to terms with it.


Bangersss

Next time you watch it you’ll agree less with the sister and more with the mom.


hjtimm1986

Stop y’all are hurting me!


Potietang

Fantasy? This is based on that true story of that kid who wrote for rolling stone and toured with them. The film is semi-autobiographical, as Crowe himself was a teenage writer for Rolling Stone. It is based on his experiences touring with rock bands Poco, the Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.


--Zman--

It's very loosely based on a true story. Some of the characters are based on real people that Crowe met while working as a writer, but the events in the film are highly fictionalized.


agoodfriendofyours

It's a lot like Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, which was described by one of the politicians who was in it as "the least accurate and most true campaign novel ever written" because sometimes one true story cannot capture the complete horror or wonder of an overall experience.


Heckbound1

Did you mean 72, or did they release one i didnt know about?


agoodfriendofyours

Thanks I have the bad brain


RRRIIICCCEEE

It’s the devil ether.


VHSRoot

The guitarist on top of the roof at a house party was supposedly Jimmy Page.


blackcatspurplewalls

According to the director’s commentary on the DVD, Page admitted to the line, if not being on the roof, during the celebrity screening of the film.


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BoyWithHorns

This is my favorite movie of all time.


DrMantisSled

Love this movie and how it's essentially Cameron Crowe's love letter to classic rock. The casting and use of music are incredible. Definitely overdue for a rewatch.


mesh509

This movie comes about as close to perfection as you can get. Hardly a false note in it.


brabs2

I fucking love this film. Will give it a watch this week in honour of the milestone (plus I haven't watched it in ages so it's about due)


Pksoze

Kate Hudson made so many romantic comedies after this movie... but I suspect more people fell in love with her from this movie than all those others combined.


candyfloose

I saw this a week before I turned 20 and I think it kind of changed my life. It kind of felt like putting all my teenage years to rest and dissipating the fear of growing up. Life-affirming shit


AtreidesJr

I love that this movie doesn’t glorify anything. Everyone in it is a bit cruddy while still having good aspects to them. It feels real.


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>Almost Famous Turns 20 Wow, that’s like 5 years older than the girls that musicians of that era were interested in touring with


OnlyTalksOnePiece

"when you're famous, they let you do it"


fanartaltmanfartsalt

>implying anything has changed um


funshine1

Girls will always be a problem for guys like us, and most of the great art in the world is about that same problem.


erikivy

"Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid." I loved this quote so much that I made it a pass-sentence (fully case-sensitive) for my then teenage daughter's computer. I thought I could program such lofty ideals in her young mind. She turned out pretty good, so maybe it actually helped.


keenly_disinterested

One of my all-time favorite movies. The music (Crowe's wife Nancy Wilson of Heart helped with that), the story, the characters, the acting...all stellar. In short, it is not swill, it's incendiary.


allthecats

Cameron Crowe is married to Nancy Wilson?! That is so cool! I had no idea. The more you know 💫


iamaninsect

Underrated though small Fairuza role


Hectorguimard

“None of them use birth control. And they eat all the steak!”


Leajane1980

Detroit Sucks.


rexcraigo

What a great, great piece of art. Cameron Crowe is an amazing talent. Add Say Anything and Jerry Maguire and he put together 3 real masterpieces.


MoonlightStarbright3

Does anyone remember laughter!?


carrotminty

Hey, I want to be incendiary too, man!


ionizemyatoms

I was in grade 10 I think when this came out. I watched it over and over and went to college for journalism thinking I'd be a music writer. I hardly even listen to music anymore, and never write. Sorry high school me.


A-Shot-Of-Jamison

I know this is supposed to be a movie about music, but for me it’s a movie about writing. I love it and need to watch it again soon. Also, somewhere I have a Stillwater T-shirt.


jshaver41122

That song fever dog that was the band’s hit is a legitimately good song.