Monday, August 9, 2010
The Runaways (2010)
Dakota Fanning stars in this musical biopic as Cherie Currie, lead singer of the 1970s all-girl rock group the Runaways, whose meteoric rise up the charts was saturated with drugs and other excesses of the era. Though the Runaways start out as a novelty act, the rock 'n' roll chops of Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart), Lita Ford (Scout Taylor-Compton) and the other girls lift the group to international stardom. Floria Sigismondi directs.
I though this movie was very good, but the title of The Runaways is kind of misleading it focused mainly on Cherie and Joan. I was a little curious about "the rest of the story". A new respect for Dakota Fanning as an actress after seeing this film. she was awesome.
It's a little disturbing to see Dakota Fanning as a sex symbol since we have seen her as a little girl just a little while ago but once you get over that its not so bad. Excellent teen film, but not really telling the story of the Runaways the way it should. Dakota Fanning is really good in this film though and Kristen Stewart is not to shabby either. Michael Shannon is hilarious in this film. If you like Dakota and Kristen, this is a must see.