The Runaways (2010)
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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Critic Reviews for The Runaways
The result is an entertaining mess: lively and stylish, but frustratingly inconsequential.
Aside from following the clichéd (if real) storyline, The Runaways is plagued by something of a split personality, thanks to its two young stars.
Excess is abundant in photographer and music-video director Floria Sigismondi's energetic debut.
There's a flinty integrity in this movie's look at the rock grind, and Stewart and Fanning are intensely watchable.
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!!!!|
|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 in Indonesia? Your drunk dad? Are we not your fucked up family now?|
|Joan Jett:||Who? Youre mom is in Indonesia? Your drunk dad? Are we not your fucked up family now?|
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