Movie Review: The Runaways

Alright, alright, alright I know I’m a little late on this one but I just saw this movie last night on Netflix and I just have to get a few things off of my chest.

First things first…this movie was SO lesbionic!  What a great feat for the LGBT community to have such a mainstream outlet that didn’t try to hide the fact that these pioneers in rock and roll music were at the very least, bisexual.

Did anyone notice that the movie didn’t really do a great job at explaining too much?  Ok, like first of all was Cherie Currie the youngest member?  Where did the name The Runaways come from?  Why didn’t they explain what happened to the rest of the band at the closing of the movie?

The costumes and makeup in this movie were pretty amazing.  Completely on point.  The corset/lingerie outfit that Dakota Fanning (Cherie Currie) wore was basically a replica of the actually outfit from back in the day.  They did a really great job of making the cast look like they were high and about to overdose at any point (and maybe they actually were).

The ending could have been a little bit more exciting, but I think the movie did a really great job at conveying the dynamic of the band and portraying the fact that these women were pioneering a female movement in music that was unparalleled by any other band.

I’m your ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch CHERRY BOMB!

7 thoughts on “Movie Review: The Runaways

  1. The movie would have been a lot better if Kristen Stewart wasn’t the worst actress ever. She might have looked like Joan Jett but had absolutely NO stage presents.

  2. Does this have anything to do with the musical by Elizabeth Swados (sp?) by the same name?

    1. No, it was based on a book written by the lead single of the runaways, Cherie Currie. The book is called Neon Angel or something. After I found that out, it made more sense as to why the movie was really focused on Cherie and not Joan Jett.

  3. Well they could featured Cortney Love but she’s to Dam old and still a crack head …I would give it an 7 and half out of 10 though .

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