Back in 2000, a movie that captured the “on the road” vibe of an emerging band was released. “Almost Famous” is a movie about a young writer going on the road with an up and coming band, and his experiences on the journey.
This movie is honestly my favorite movie of all time. It is a feel good movie and leaves one longing for that exact experience, or maybe just me. The rock ‘n’ roll scene in the 1970s was what everyone used to want to be in, but only very few actually got it. Even in a world where bands were rock gods and groupies were all over them, nothing else mattered but the music.
The movie follows William Miller, a 15 year-old who wants to be a music writer, and his journey with the band Stillwater after he gets an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to write about them. Along the way, William experiences everything that was associated with rock ‘n’ roll at that time: sex, drugs and of course music.
It wouldn’t be a movie about ’70s rock n roll if there weren’t groupies. Miss Penny Lane and her group of “Band-Aids” were a huge staple in the movie. Penny Lane even had some of the best lines in the movie, such as “Groupies just sleep with rockstars because they want to be near someone famous. We are here for the music, we inspire the music, we are Band-Aids,” and, “I always tell the girls ‘Never take it seriously’. If you never take it seriously, you never get hurt. If you never get hurt, you always have fun.”
This movie is everything that one could want in a movie. It has great music, amazing fashion and gives me nostalgia for a time that I wasn’t even close to being alive for. All in all, I think everyone would enjoy this movie and I hope you all take the time to watch it. Before I end this, I will leave you with the most iconic line in this movie… “ Don’t Do Drugs!”
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