For a movie that calls itself Almost Famous, this one ironically seems to have
become one of the really famous ones, what with the Oscar for the Best Original
Screenplay and nominations for the Best Supporting Actress and Best Film Editing
under its belt. The film, writer-director Cameron Crowe's (of Jerry McGuire) semi-autobiographical
tale about a 15-year-old finding his way through a jungle of rock n roll, journalism,
adolescence, parental pressure, drugs, sex and love, is an eminently watchable
piece free of the usual sentimental mushiness that goes with most adolesce....