Review: Almost Famous : Pop Culture Happy Hour The film Almost Famous recently turned 20. Writer and director Cameron Crowe looks at the ecosystem surrounding a rising rock band in the early '70s. Starring Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, and so many more, it's a coming-of-age story that touches on journalism, sex, rock and roll, parenthood, and the perils of trying to be cool.
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20 Years Later, 'Almost Famous' Is Still A Golden God

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20 Years Later, 'Almost Famous' Is Still A Golden God

20 Years Later, 'Almost Famous' Is Still A Golden God

20 Years Later, 'Almost Famous' Is Still A Golden God

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Patrick Fugit and Kate Hudson in Cameron Crowe's 2000 film Almost Famous. Neal Preston/Dreamworks Llc/Kobal/Shutterstock hide caption

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The film Almost Famous recently turned 20. In it, writer and director Cameron Crowe looks at the ecosystem surrounding a rising rock band in the early '70s. Starring Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, and so many more, it's a coming-of-age story that touches on journalism, sex, rock and roll, parenthood, and the perils of trying to be cool.

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