Aug 202012

Look at him, he’s taking notes with his eyes. How do we know he’s not a cop?!?! – Russell, the band member with the friendly mustache

Followed moments later by this:

Ugh. I just tried giving this movie another 15 minutes. I can’t take it. Every line is delivered with the hope of being the next “Show me the money!”- or “You had me at [whatever]”-worthy catch phrase. Director Cameron Crowe has had his share of movie-making catch phrases, but stuff like “You are home,” delivered by Kate Hudson‘s Honey Pie character, didn’t cut it for me.

But enough of my yapping. I know many of you dig this movie. I was probably too cool for school to have caught onto the film’s takeaway catch phrase. What IS the winning catch phrase, or if you could have contributed to the script what should it have been?


  17 Responses to “What’s the Winning Catch Phrase From Almost Famous?”

  1. “I am a Golden God”. I never use that one, myself.

  2. Yeah, that was part of the 15 minutes I just watched. Total ripoff from an episode of Room 222, when a kid dropped acid and jumped off the roof of the school.

  3. cliff sovinsanity

    Lester Bangs: “The Doors? Jim Morrison? He’s a drunken buffoon posing as a poet…Give me The Guess Who. They got the courage to be drunken buffoons, which makes them poetic.”

  4. bostonhistorian

    Don’t feel bad. There was nothing good about that movie.

  5. mockcarr

    His mom is the best character –

    “He’s not ready for your world of compromised values and diminished brain cells that you throw away like confetti”

  6. Yeah, I felt that character was written to be a scold, but Frances McDormand gave her a lot more depth.

    But actually, the best thing about the movie is probably Marc Maron’s cameo as the angry, yelling promoter.

  7. Gotta love that naturalistic dialogue they wrote for her! Reading that line annoys me more than even thinking about my last attempt at watching that movie.

  8. Actually the jump was based on Duane Allman doing a similar jump

  9. hrrundivbakshi

    It is impossible to “throw away” confetti. Unless you buy a big bag of it from a party store, then toss it in the garbage can unopened. I wonder if that what she meant to say? Now *that* would be some good dialog:

    “He’s not ready for your world of compromised values and diminished brain cells that you throw away like that time when you bought a big bag of confetti and you put it in the garbage without even opening it.”

  10. I’m pretty entertained by the lameness of the fight.

  11. “Topeka!”


  12. mockcarr

    She was a professor. Don’t get my professor dad going on particle physics, for instance. Those jokes are nigh impossible to understand without an eight-minute explanation.

  13. mockcarr

    Confetti is already garbage.

  14. HA!!!

  15. I thought it was from “Dragnet”…

  16. I’d say, whatever the very last line of dialogue is, that’s the winning line.

    “Honey Pie”? I thought Kate’s character was called, “Chlamydia Papilloma”.

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