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Almost Famous

Updated: Aug 12, 2022

What Makes It So Great?

Different from many movies, Almost Famous' celebration of the early 1970's is what makes this movie so special. Its ability to take the viewer into the prime of rock 'n roll music and capture the true colors of the 70's is what sets this movie apart from others. The story, the acting, and the directing is all on point, and Almost Famous has greatly impacted newer generations.

Why Would Teens Enjoy?

Well to start, it is timeless. Even though the movie is set in an older timeframe, the story is still relatable as the 1970's gives off interesting vibes that teens will find fun. Along side this element, teens will also relate well to the character of William Miller. This 15 year old kid seems like someone we would know in our daily lives, but the life he living in this movie is thrilling, and gives any teen joy while watching.

Where Does This Film Rank?

While it is not an IMDB Top 10, Almost Famous has a 89% on Rotten Tomatoes and is critically acclaimed. It is a unique film that is widely celebrated because there is no other film of its kind.

Memorable Scenes

  • Russell jumping off the roof

  • Russell getting electrocuted

  • William telling the band they made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine

  • Every scene with William's mom

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