I’m sure you’re out there.
This is one of the few movies I have watched repeatedly. I just love it, and I can’t really imagine what someone wouldn’t like about it.
Some of what I didn’t like about it the first time, don’t bug me anymore. For instance, the somewhat contrived “Tiny Dancer” scene and the defintiely contrived “plane crash admissions” scene.
But those are minor compared to how funny this movie is, how touching the movie is in several parts without being sappy, how it just matter-of-factly gives you a great appreciation of rock-n-roll.
I think that everything that Lester Bangs has to say is spot-on and hilarious at the same time.
The characters seem a little caricatured at first, but they really all have some depth to them. They all have some sadness, some happiness, some pride, some humility, some smarts, some “dumbs”.
The casting is perfect, obviously for Frances McDormand, Billy Crudup, Fugit, but also Jason Lee. Not to mention Phillip Seymour Hoffman with great quotes and mannerisms, and wardrobe. Great “cameo” from Jimmy Fallon.
And Cameron Crowe just strings it all together perfectly. Every character leaves you wanting a little more. You really get a sense of the growth of the band and the chacacters while getting a sense of the period.
Anyway, I just really enjoy this movie.
I wonder what’s not to like about it.