Almost Famous from director Cameron Crowe is my favorite movie of all time. I love everything about it. The acting is supreme. Phillip Seymour Hoffman is brilliant as rock critic Lester Bangs, Billy Crudup as Russell Hammond and of course Kate Hudson as Penny Lane. There are no words to explain how much I love Kate Hudson in this movie. She is so gorgeous and her character, so enchanting. The story, of course, revolves around rock and roll and a young budding rock writer. I will admit to being a Cameron Crowe fanboy. Hey, I even liked Vanilla Sky.
Now Almost Famous is coming out in blu-ray and fortunately its the full directors cut version which is much better than the original theatre version. There are a number of little extra scenes and other scenes that are longer than they were in the regular theatre version and adding all that back really ads to the movie. If you haven’t seen the directors cut, you haven’t really seen the movie yet. Watch it again.
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