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It's 1975 And They're About To Explode.
|A coming-of-age biopic about '70s teenage band the runaways.|
"The strength and beauty of The Runaways are that it tells the truth. Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"The Runaways isn't just about rock 'n' roll; it IS rock 'n' roll, as loud, sexy, sometimes sloppy and ultimately exhilarating as the music can be. Steve Persall, St. Petersburg Times
Editor's NoteThe story of the groundbreaking '70s female rock group the Runaways is recounted in this River Road Entertainment production focusing on the duo of guitarist/vocalist Joan Jett (portrayed by TWILIGHT's Kristen Stewart) and lead vocalist/keyboardist Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning) as they navigate a rocky road of touring and record label woes under the malevolent eye of abusive manager Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon) during their teen years. Acclaimed video artist Floria Sigismondi directs from her own script, with Scout Taylor-Compton co-starring as guitarist Lita Ford.
The Runaways - DVD Review
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Published on: 7/20/2010 5:00 AM
|It's 1975. Enter teen Joan Jett (a grunged-out Kristen Stewart), who wants nothing more than to rock, dude. As the movie dutifully informs us, she lurks in seedy L.A. bars begging to be discovered... and basically, she abruptly is, by producer Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon, perfectly cast), who gives her a shot, hooks her up with drummer Sandy West (Stella Maeve), and starts his Runaways rehearsing in an abandoned trailer out in the woods -- where mysteriously there is plenty of electricity for the amps....read the full review|
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