#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.
Plot: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller’s unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater—fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond, and lead singer Jeff Bebe.
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Surprisingly sweet dramedy hits the mark
This film may have just one flaw- it aims too high. But that doesn’t matter in this world. Here, we see the autobiographical tale of Cameron Crowe (writer/director and co-producer of this film) in his days as a young writer for Rolling Stone (one story I think) as seen by William Miller. He follows a rock band called Stillwater (much to mom’s dismay played well by Frances McDormand) on a Almost Famous tour with rockers, groupies and bandaids. Real sweetness comes when the worlds of Miller and the band combine and dramedy kicks in. Quite the Crowe picture, one of his best ones, that takes a look at the days of rock when it was still cool to do drugs, have sex and be cool singing Elton John in a bus (that scene was the highlight). Band members include Billy Crudup, Jason Lee and others including Fairuza Balk, Anna Paquin, and in a exceptional performance, the free spirited Penny Lane played by Kate Hudson. This film is definately in my top 25 list of the year. A-
An Excellent Original Insight Into The 70’s Rock Scene… With Dazzling Performances.
There was a time in the US rock circuit before music videos and online marketing. That was the time when several little-known bands toured all over the country… accompanied mostly by drugs and groupies. Writer-director Cameron Crowe takes us to that infamous scene of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll in the 1970’s with this semi-autobiographical work, which is not only equipped with his brilliant direction and screenplay, but also by decent performances by some relatively lesser-known actors.
Here the introduction of a not-too-famous band, an imaginary one called Stillwater, was important. In that sense, Stillwater is a perfect work by Crowe… with a volatile relationship between the vocalist and the guitarist, with a noncompetent manager and everything that comes with. There were also the groupies, who became a matter of substance in Crowe’s point of view. But the most extraordinary thing that Crowe did is the image of himself as a 15-year-old writing prodigy, rock journalist William Miller. The viewers watch the movie through Miller’s eyes. The character is extremely well-designed and reserved by Crowe. Miller’s the one who becomes able to attach all the parts into a complete movie alone.
Billy Crudup was probably the best among the actors as guitarist Russell Hammond. It’s true his role was not a tough one, but he’s the one who made it look so easy. Young Kate Hudson, as Penny Lane, is perfect and very adorable. She showed her potentials in this movie which seemed even better than her mother, Goldie Hawn. All she needs are decent roles in future. The other actors, namely Jason Lee as vocalist Jeff, Frances McDormand as Williams’s over-protective mother and the other band-aids (with Oscar-winner Anna Paquin) performed also quite well. And newcomer Patrick Fugit, as Miller himself, is really brilliant. Gaining more screen time than anyone else, it was a tough test for Fugit and it is all praises for him.
The soundtrack was very good with some fine original songs. There may be some minor flaws in the movie, like some unnecessary sequences, but all over this is a quite masterful work… a feast for the mind and soul, both for a hard rock n’ roll fan and for casual viewers.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min), 2 hr 42 min (162 min) (director’s cut) (USA), 2 hr 32 min (152 min) (DVD extended cut) (Croatia)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Director Cameron Crowe
Writer Cameron Crowe
Actors Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 52 wins & 103 nominations.
Production Company DreamWorks Pictures, Vinyl Films
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length (7 reels), 3,378 m (Sweden), 3,443 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm