Cameron Crowe's ode to '70s rock, starring Patrick Fugit and Kate Hudson, remains as smart as it is sentimental.
The "Tonight Show" host's crush on his "Almost Famous" co-star wasn't unrequited.
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Jensen makes a drug-addled character with a giant chip on his shoulder approachable, understandable, even likable. His monologues, while often humorous, each have dramatic weight and one realizes by the end that Bangs had to die in the chaos.
The film, which won the main prize at this year's Deauville Film Festival, is a character study of Bill (Wes Bentley), an insurance adjuster whose straight-arrow approach to life is shaken by what being jobless forces him to do.
Naming a movie must be hard. As a writer or director, the script or set has been your baby for days, weeks and months on
8. The Breakfast Club: "We Are Not Alone" "A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal" -- they have little
Karen Kilgariff is punk as fuck. In an industry of rock stars and actors constantly and consistently hiding any flaws to create a pretense of professionalism and perfection, Kilgariff takes the stage naked, highlighting her imperfections. She is a symbol of what is right about art and music and entertainment.
The acknowledgment of your own uncoolness is the only thing cool about it. If you can look at yourself and say "uncool" then you have learned something very important about the human condition, about the haves and have-nots -- and especially the unfairness of life.
The transcript, via IMDb: Lester Bangs: Aw, man. You made friends with them. See, friendship is the booze they feed you. They