Director : Cameron Crowe
Writer : Cameron Crowe
Actors : Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit
Story : We have a geeky teenager whose only passion is music. But thanks to a good genetic pool he has the writing skills and after some successful article in a local newspaper he gets a call from The Rolling Stones to do an article about an up and coming rock band Stillwater. So he goes on a tour with them, where between amazing music he learns about friendship, love and about the reality of life, the usual things you’d expect from a coming of age movie.
What I Liked About It:
Kate Hudson – perfect for the free-spirited Penny Lane
the music – Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Lou Reed, Neil Young, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and the list goes on.
the atmosphere – managed to grasp that authentic rock and roll feel
the ending – i think the ending can make or break a movie, and in this case it just made the film stronger
all around great performances
What I Didn’t Like About It:
a tad bit sugar-coated for a period piece
Final Note : 3.5 out of 4
Originally Brad Pitt was cast as Russel Hammond but dropped out of the project after a few months because he felt he “doesn’t get it enough to do it”