Director: Floria Sigismondi
With: Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart, Michael Shannon
I have been a Joan Jett/Runaways fan for more than 30 years, so I looked forward to this movie with some trepidation. Would it be a kick-ass rock & roll movie, or would it be a predictable rock morality play with young people corrupted by the life?
The answer, alas, is more of the latter and less of the former. Part of the problem is the director, who directs music videos, not a genre known for character and plot development. The story is mostly taken from a memoir by Cherie Currie (Fanning) and is told from her point of view.