Almost Famous (2000) *** [Crowe-a-thon Pt. 2]

I found this one to be very overrated. Sure, it was fun, but all the characters was too "nice". The few moments of tension or darkness never felt that threatening, and most of the characters didn't grow much (which I don't necessarily care that much about in films, but Crowe is one of those directors that really seems to aim for that).

I thought Jason Lee was extremely miscast and not believable as a rock star at all, not to mention the band in the film is terrible (total "buttrock"). Philip Seymour Hoffman was the best part of the film and barely had any screen time. The characters and acting overall were just average, as was the film. I can't believe this is so highly regarded.

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