There are so many reasons I like this movie (the music is definitely one), but I think what brings me back to it each time is that this is my favourite performance to date by: Phillip Seymour Hoffman (which is saying something), Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Frances McDorman, Noah Taylor and Billy Crudup. I think that tells you something about the movie!
Essentially, it’s a coming-of-age story about a teen who wangles a gig writing for Rolling Stone, goes on tour with a band he loves and falls for the most interesting girl he’s ever met. But that synopsis just doesn’t capture it. It’s so much more.