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The Runaways (2010)

The Runaways

Overview


Genre

Biography, Drama, Music

Release Date

March 19, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

105 min.

Studio

Apparition

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Floria Sigismondi

Producer

Art Linson, John Linson, William Pohlad

Screenwriter

Floria Sigismondi

Starring

Story


Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning star in this music-fueled story of the ground-breaking, all girl, teenage rock band of the 1970s: The Runaways. The film follows two friends, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, 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. Joan and Cherie fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley, played by 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. Written and directed by Floria Sigismondi, the film chronicles Joan and Cherie's tumultuous relationship on and off stage, as the band starts to break out.

Pictures (18 photos)


Michael Shannon stars as Kim Fowley in Apparition's The Runaways (2010)
Dakota Fanning stars as Cherie Currie and Kristen Stewart stars as Joan Jett in Apparition's The Runaways (2010)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Michael Shannon
The Premiere of 'The Runaways' - Arrivals
Mar 17, 2010
Floria Sigismondi
The Premiere of 'The Runaways' - Arrivals
Mar 17, 2010

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..The Runaways is very musical..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..unconventional drama..”
by Bill Weber [Slant Magazine]
“..a little too tame in the end, but it is just wild enough..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]