Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Runaways (DVD)

I have no "album of the week" today, but I did finally get around to watching The Runaways biopic, which was released on DVD a couple weeks ago. I'll be honest, I didn't get my hopes up, but I was pleasantly surprised how good this was. Kristen Stewart's Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning's Cherie Curry were eerily accurate. If I have one criticism, it's that the two other band members, Sandy West and Lita Ford were virtually non-existent. But other than that, it was a good portrait of an influential, and often overlooked, rock band.

Still rent Edgeplay, though.

1 comment:

  1. I was surprised by how much I didn't hate Kristen Stewart in this. I found her very believable, and felt like I was watching Joan Jett, where with Fanning, although she was good, she was still Dakota Fanning playing Cherie Curie. I would have liked to have seen more of the other two as well, especially since I think Alia Shawkat is awesome.