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Almost Famous

It's Crowe's autobiographical tale as he tells the story of a young rock journalist tailing an up and coming band on their tour to write about them for Rolling Stone.

The nave 15 year old is awed by the power of fame and its trappings and seemingly the only one sufficiently wary of its temptations and dangers. It's not entirely clear what the movie was trying to say (or which of the many messages - the plight of a band on the road, the life of a groupie, etc - it considered important) even though it was funny and insightful in parts.

The world's media swanned and fawned over Kate Hudson like she was the return of Christ and I can't for the life of me work out why. One of the best performances came from supporting cast member Lee, a mainstay of View Askew films.

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