Monday, May 16, 2011

The Runaways (2010)

Netflix DVD on 5/15/11
Considering that Kristen Stewart is best known as virginal (at least till Breaking Dawn), innocent Bella Swan and Dakota Fanning is the golden child actress of the last decade, this is a big, dark move for both of them. Drugs, random graphic sex, choppy 70s haircuts - not at all what audiences are used to. The story is also dark and pretty sad. Joan Jett and Cherie Currie produced great rock music, but it came from very hard lives (as most great rock music does). Overall, the movie has a dark, gritty look to it that I don't love, but both actresses sell their roles.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

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1 comment:

  1. While this movie was ultimately a "skip it" for me, there was a lot about it that I liked (many elements that you mentioned).

    I was certainly interested in seeing Stewart and Fanning try something different.