Movie The Runaways (2010)

Watched 20110524 (McNaughton Plan from the Eisenhower Library)
The Runaways (2010) Floria Sigismondi. 106 min [bot book Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway by Cherie Currie]

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It wasn't until one of the characters said her name that I realized this was a biographical film. I didn't realize, but the two leading characters are found at the top of the DVD cover, "KRISTEN STEWART as Joan Jett DAKOTA FANNING as Cherie Currie."

Joan Jett is one of the producers.

The music was literally rockin', but the movie started off slow and the scenes didn't connect with me emotionally. Just to see some of the aspects of the band's formation and the experiences the band members went through is interesting, but it alone can't add up to a great movie.

Overall, if you like rock, especially this era of rock (1970s), then this movie is worth checking out. However, there's really no depth to the movie. A couple of years ago I watched part of Ray (2004), and that is a biographical film with depth.

I told my friend "The Runaways was alright, it's about the rock band of the same name."

Favorite Scene:
The opening scene.

Special Features Watched:
Plugged In: Making the Film
: About 15 minutes of making the film. Both Joan Jett and Cherie Currie make comments during this special.

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