Almost Famous (2000) - We saw this movie over the weekend. As many of you probably know, in 1973 a 15 year old boy has a bit of a clash in his life. He loves rock music, to the extent that he writes critical articles on the topic and sends them out to see if they get published. He also has an overprotective mother who absolutely hates rock and roll. Anyway, through the articles he writes he gets an assignment to go on the road to get the behind the scenes story of a rock band. So you get plenty of the rock atmosphere that was around during the time period. The best qualities of this film are the rock and roll atmosphere and ethos of the time, together with the performance of Patrick Fugit in is movie debut as the 15 year old kid who is struggling to write a story out of his assignment. Fugit is on screen for a vast majority of time in this film, and he is more than good enough to hold this film together and keep it well grounded. Also a plus for this film is Kate Hudson as a rock groupie (or band aid) who is Fugit’s entry point into the behind the scenes circus that this film looks at.