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...shows us the drugged-out, laid-back, groupie-hopping adventures of Stillwater as taken in through the eyes of William Miller (...), a 15-year-old overachiever from San Diego...
...he catches every detail perfectly (...) and lets the music as rich and off-centre as The Beach Boys' Feel Flows and The Allmans' One Way Out take the strain.
...not only a glowing, effectively realised tribute to both the era and the music, but also a beautifully crafted coming-of-age drama.
Sharply observed, bittersweet and suffused with the kind of detail thatonly someone who lived through the era could summon up, Crowe's script is funny, heartfelt and very cool.