There is not a weak performance to be found in this film, a semi-bigraphical account of Cameron Crowe's early life. Philip Seymour Hoffman, by all accounts a real jerk, turns in another fantastic performance as a rock and roll journalist who acts as a guide for the film's protagonist. I've been a fan of Noah Taylor since "Flirting" and certainly since "Shine". He is entertaining as the band's small-time manager. Kate Hudson is fantastic as the incomparable Penny Lane, a kind of neo-groupie.
All in all, a terrific film. The year's best so far.
I usually like to write more in depth in my reviews, but I'm in a hurry. Go see this film.
Sometimes I think I'd be better off dead.
No, wait, not me...you.