The Runaways (2010)
Critic Consensus: Viewers expecting an in-depth biopic will be disappointed, but The Runaways is as electric as the band's music, largely thanks to strong performances from Michael Shannon, Dakota Fanning, and Kristen Stewart.
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as Joan Jett
as Cherie Currie
as Kim Fowley
as Sandy West
as Marie Currie
as Lita Ford
as Cherie's Mom
as Cherie's Dad
as Aunt Evie
as Band Member
as Club Girl
as Fat Employee
as Grandma Oni
as Guitar Teacher
as Headliner's Roadie
as Japanese Journalist
as Japanese Photographe...
as Japanese Promoter
as Cake Shop Manager
as Record Executive
as Rockabilly Saleslady
as Rocker Boy
as Rodney Bingenheimer
as Sandy's Mom
as Skinny Employee
as Grocery Store Manage...
as Studio Engineer
as Boy in Audience
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Critic Reviews for The Runaways
The result is an entertaining mess: lively and stylish, but frustratingly inconsequential.
Fanning makes Currie's fame- and pharmaceutical-fueled transformation/liberation at once exhilarating and terrifying.
... A typical story of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, but it's told with style and energy that keep it from bogging down amid the clichés.
[It chooses] to merely nod at the more complicated, strange and exciting aspects of the band's story and spend most of its time touching on the usual stuff
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.
Audience Reviews for The Runaways
Sex, drugs and rock'n roll get the once over in this nearly Disneyed take on the Runaways. There's "shocking" as two girls in their underwear kiss!!! They trade pills, but not boyfriends. Only the manager, Shannon as Fowley, seems cut from cloth made of something real, so see it for his performance as opportunist manager.
Kristen Stewart at her best. and Dakota Fanning is amazing as usual.
This wasn't very good. Maybe I'd have been more entertained if I actually cared about the people portrayed in the movie. Then again, if I did, I'd be disappointed because this movie doesn't delve very deep into anything. It's just there. Weak effort. Unless you're a fan of the band, avoid. And if you are a fan of the band, reevaluate your taste in music.
The Runaways Quotes
|Joan Jett:||I'M THE FUCKING WILD ONE!|
|Cherie Currie:||I think I just need a break... From the band.|
|Joan Jett:||If you haven't noticed, Cherie, we're in the middle of cutting a record.|
|Cherie Currie:||I just gotta spend time with my family, you know?|
|Joan Jett:||Who? Youre mom is in Indonesia? Your drunk dad? Are we not your fucked up family now?|
|Cherie Currie:||I can't do this anymore. I need my life back.|
|Joan Jett:||This is my life.|
|Tammy:||My brother said guys don't like tough girls. They want girls to be... soft.|
|Joan Jett:||Of course he'd say that, he's a pussy.|
|Joan Jett:||Good fucking job. No, really, good fucking job!|
|Kim Fowley:||Anarchy, mayhem!|
|Joan Jett:||[throws two bottles at window]|
|Kim Fowley:||Rock and roll, baby! Come on, Joanie.|
|Joan Jett:||Fuck you! Fuck you! [bangs on window]. Fuck you!|
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