The Runaways

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  102 min.
Release Date: March 19, 2010 (limited)
DVD: July 20, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 4.17
based on 125 votes and 34 reviews
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Cast: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve, Scout Taylor-Compton, Alia Shawkat, Tatum O'Neal

Synopsis

Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning star in this music-fueled, coming of age story of the groundbreaking, all girl, teenage rock band of the 1970s—The Runaways.

Los Angeles 1975. Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning), two teenage valley girls with punk in their blood, meet and become the heart and soul of the seminal all girl band, The Runaways. Under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon), the group evolves into an outrageous success and a family of misfits.

With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earns a name for itself—and so do its two leads: Joan is the band's pure rock 'n 'roll heart, while Cheri, with her Bowie-Bardot looks, is the sex kitten.

Director: Floria Sigismondi
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Art Linson, John Linson, William Pohlad
Screenplay: Floria Sigismondi
Official Site: RunawaysMovie.com

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  • 4 stars "Very good movie....Great acting and great music!!"
  • 4 stars "It was a good movie. However you could tell the story was provided by Joan & Cherie as it's very skewed towards them and doesn't focus much on Lita Ford or other member. A band has more than just 2 members and should be more balanced."
  • 4 stars "Great movie - Loved the music and the performances"