The Runaways (2010)Closed Captioning
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The film follows two friends, Joan Jett (KRISTEN STEWART) and Cherie Currie (DAKOTA FANNING), as they rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. They fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley (MICHAEL SHANNON), who turns the group 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 Cherie, with her Bowie-Bardot looks, is the sex kitten.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 178
- Fresh: 122
- Rotten: 56
- Average Rating: 6.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: In age-appropriate casting, Fanning doesn't put a platform boot wrong in her portrayal of a valley girl rock chick (circa. 1975) growing up way too fast, with neither the inclination nor the wherewithal to slow down.
Fresh: Director Floria Sigismondi brings the tale of this real-life pop-punk band to the screen with the traits of a vapid, glossy promo video. And it works! A shame about the length then.
Fresh: It's miles too long and doesn't know when to shut up, but The Runaways is too much fun to really do any damage to the world.
Rotten: Given that the band were more about attitude than music, there's not a lot of substance here.
A great movie to watch and I loved it! A great performance from Kristen Stewart, she should be know for this movie not Twilight.
Time period re-creation is Dead On.
This movie didn't miss a thing. The hair, the clothes, music, language, everything is accurate to the period. I should know because I'm 48 years old and '76-'77 were my mid-teen years just like Cherie. I can't believe how mature Dakota and Kristen are in their roles. It's as if they were really there. Dakota was 15 during filming. This film deserves more credit, and was not in theatres long enough. I consider it a rock and roll classic. My pre-order is in.
Show's that girls can rock out just as hard as the guys.