Posted on 7/21/04 05:52 AM
I really expected this to be more of a tale of "rock-n-roll" rather than a growing pains/angst story. Thank god the boy doesn't get the girl in the end...if it had ended that way, I think I'd have had to rid myself of dinner. It all ended a bit too happily for my taste. Rather than learning the hard lesson of the vapidity of the rock star life, all is fixed in the end.
Anyone else notice all of the Elton John songs in the movie? What was up with that?
Phillip Seymour Hoffman was great, as usual. Billy Crudup was adequate, although I don't really care for him. Kate Hudson's perky breasts made a very marvelous appearance in a see-through shirt. The rest of the cast were mostly forgettable.
So, in the end, this movie gets a big "meh" from me. It wasn't terrible, but it definitely wasn't great.