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The Runaways
- Kristen Stewart

Overview - The 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview

The 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.

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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 105
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 043396353459
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: January 2012

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas
Movies > Musicals
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Teenage
Showbiz
Rock Bands
Teenagers
Rock Music
Musicians
Biographical

 
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3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a natural born hit....What makes THE RUNAWAYS unique is what made the band itself special: the way they predicted the punk revolution not only musically but by being crafted as an act of provocation." - 01/27/2010 Box Office


"THE RUNAWAY burst with energy, youth, excess, female empowerment, sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll....The vigor and pace is electric..." - 01/25/2010 Hollywood Reporter


"Writer-director Floria Sigismondi, who cut her teeth in the music video world and is making her feature debut, used her shoestring indie budget to great effect, creating a grainy documentary feel..." - 03/19/2010 Los Angeles Times


"[T]he film is anchored by a trio of strong performances....Time and place are potently depicted, down to the glittery eye shadow, Farrah Fawcett 'dos and stacked platform heels." - 03/19/2010 USA Today


"Stewart nails Jett's sinewy swagger....The film shows that the Runaways were authentic -- if packaged -- stars who were out of their depth because they were ahead of their time." - 03/26/2010 Entertainment Weekly


"The 'Cherry Bomb' scene is a raunchy blast of rock history. And Fanning and Stewart, who do their owns singing, seize the moment." - 04/01/2010 Rolling Stone


3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] swift, stylized, coming-of-age film about the germinal 1970s all-girl rock band, begins with an audacious, punk-rock florish..." - 04/09/2010 Washington Post


4 stars out of 5 -- "Shot in grainy, saturated colour, mid-1970s California is conjured up in all its sun-baked glory." - 09/01/2010 Uncut


3 stars out of 5 -- "Good period detail alone provides amusements....The soundtrack and atmosphere are a blast." - 09/01/2010 Empire


"[A] subtle little movie....Most of director Floria Sigismondi's career has been in music video, from which she brings useful skills." - 09/01/2010 Sight and Sound


3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] painstaking recreations of hazy disco-era dive bars, faded roller rinks and seedy motels, plus a ballsy performance by Kristen Stewart." - 09/07/2010 Total Film

 
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