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 Photographer
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 Manager
as Studio Engineer
as Boy in Audience
Critic Reviews for The Runaways
It's a too-familiar rags-to-riches-to-rags tale without much substance. But it looks and sounds good, and now and again it rocks.
The audience is meant to relate to Jett's indignation-the band's success should hinge on their sound, not their looks-but it feels like a bogus position, since we, in watching the scene on the lawn, have been made complicit in Cherie's objectification.
It's not so much a shock to the system as a series of practised strokes, yet -- for moments at a time -- it makes you squirm happily in your seat.
Fanning captures Currie's surly "Cherry Bomb" style effectively, particularly when dolled up in the notorious white basque that Currie is remembered for; Stewart is even better as the furiously smouldering Jett.
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?|