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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Kristen Stewart
Dakota Fanning
Michael Shannon
Scout Taylor-Compton
Alia Shawkat
Riley Keough
Directors
Floria Sigismondi
Screenwriters
Floria Sigismondi
Running Time
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The Runaways
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The Runaways

Plot
LA, 1975: Feisty guitar-strumming teen Joan Jett (Stewart) wants to form the first kick-ass all-girl band, and with the slimy enthusiasm of record producer Kim Fowley (Shannon) finds 15 year-old Cherie Currie (Fanning), the jailbait in the combo. The band would go on to become iconic rock chicks of the ’70s.


Verdict
Cringe-making fun for survivors of the ’70s. For the younger majority: a familiar rise and fall of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll enlivened by the gender reversal and performances.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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