• The Runaways (2010)

The Runaways

Release Date: March 19th, 2010

DVD Release Date: July 20th, 2010

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning), two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. Under the Svengalilike influence of impresario Kim Fowley, the band becomes a huge success, with Joan as the band's hard-rocking heart, and Cherie as the sex kitten. However, the teens' stormy relationship threatens the band's future.

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Alia Shawkat, Scout Taylor-Compton, Michael Shannon, Johnny Lewis, Tatum O'Neal, Brett Cullen

Director: Floria Sigismondi

Genres: Biography , Drama

Production Co: River Road, Linson Entertainment

Distributors: Apparition

Keywords: Rise, 1970s, Engaging, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Its interest comes from Shannon's fierce and sadistic training scenes as Kim Fowley, and from the intrinsic qualities of the performances by Stewart and Fanning, who bring more to their characters than the script provides. show more

  • 88
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    A rich and surprisingly old-fashioned musical biopic, The Runaways has neither the bloat nor the blather of your average Hollywood treatment of stars on the rise. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The vigor and pace is electric, and the movie features three showy performances by Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning and Michael Shannon. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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