Of all the bands to come out of the 1970s Los Angeles music scene, The Runaways are by far the most uniquely fascinating. This is partially due to their music but more so to the fact that they were teenage girls whose wild and reckless lifestyle was the stuff of legend.
Focusing on the duo of guitarist/vocalist Joan Jett and lead vocalist Cherie Currie as they navigate a rocky road of touring and record-label woes, the film chronicles the band’s formation as well as their meteoric rise under the malevolent eye of an abusive manager.
Acclaimed video artist Floria Sigismondi directs from her own script, and her luscious camerawork captures every sweaty detail—from the filthy trailer where the women practice to the mosh pits of Tokyo. What really makes the film cook are the sizzling performances by Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart. Not to be missed, The Runaways is an ode to an era and a groundbreaking band. —Sundance Film Festival
Floria Sigismondi was born in Pescara, Italy (1965). Her parents, Lina and Domenico Sigismondi, were opera singers. Her family, including her sister Antonella, moved to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada when she was two. In her childhood she became obsessed by drawing and painting. Later, from 1987 she studied painting and illustration at the Ontario College of Art, today’s Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD). When she took a photography course, she became obsessed once more, and graduated with a photography major. Sigismondi started a career as a fashion photographer. She came to directing music videos when she was approached by the production company The Revolver Film Co., and directed music videos for a number of Canadian bands. Her very innovative, but also very disturbing video works, located in sceneries she once described as “entropic underworlds inhabited by tortured souls and omnipotent beings”, attracted a number of very prominent musicians. Sigismondi is currently represented… read more
Stayed pretty close to the memoir, which I loved. Kristen Stewart did a great job as Joan Jett, I wish people would appreciate her as an actress instead of just writing her off as that 'Twilight' girl.
I HONESTLY think people dislike this so immensely because of it revolving girls doing boys' stuff. Or maybe they would hate it even more if it was about boys and you would expect more from these because you suck. But I thought the casting WAS great and the music RULED and what it was so entertaining and I felt for every character? JOAN'S OUTBREAK WITH KIM RESPONDING "ROCK'N'ROLL"? I hate people.
"Sad, funny, and acutely self-conscious, Noah Baumbach's Greenberg is unafraid to project a downbeat worldview or feature an impossible
The opening scene. A drop of menstrual blood hits the pavement. It´s not necessary much more to understand that it´s a movie about girls. With a sort of disappointment, I already knew what to and what… read review
Wajar saja jika Anda tidak pernah mengenal nama band The Runaways sebelumnya. Walau berisikan figur-figur wanita populer di dunia musik rock, seperti Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Mickie Steele, Cherie Currie… read review
Girl Empowerment in a positive at first then not so positive image. The film attempts down & dirty at times trying to shock but feels realistic.
The film has great performances and the cast… read review