Almost Famous is one of the greatest films of all time. Written and directed by Cameron Crowe, the semi-autobiographical journey captures William Miller, a young journalist following a band called Stillwater while they tour the country.
William, played by Patrick Fugit in his debut role, comes of age while on tour with Stillwater, discovering both the joys and woes of life, love, and rock and roll. He also meets band groupie Penny Lane, portrayed by Kate Hudson, who gives the finest performance of her career.
Tensions rise when the band abandons Penny, losing her as a bet in a poker game. When this information is revealed to Penny by William, Hudson's dynamic performance is priceless.
Penny's casual, nonchalant reaction is subtly juxtaposed by a single teardrop. And through that teardrop, the audience peers into her shattered soul.
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