I just saw the movie The Runaways — the (semi) true life sex, drugs & rock and roll saga of The Runaways, the pioneering all-girl band from the 1970s. Focusing primarily on the personal relationship between lead singer, Cherie Currie, and rhythm guitarist, Joan Jett, the film endeavors to recreate their colorful and compelling story — and in the process, it offers some stellar performances from an amazing cast.
While Dakota Fanning did an excellent job portraying Currie, Kristen Stewart literally became Jett. And I completely agree with my longtime friend and writing colleague, Gail Worley, that there's no justice in the world if Michael Shannon doesn't win an Oscar for his portrayal of the band's lunatic manager, Kim Fowley.
|Michael Shannon offered an Oscar-|
worthy performance as Kim Fowley.
|Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning|
delivered, as Joan Jett and Cherie Currie.
In sum, I did like The Runaways, quite a bit — and I give it four out of five gold (over priced) boxes of Raisinets!
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