1h 46min | Drama, Music | Release Date: 28.05.2010
THE RUNAWAYS is an empowering tale of five teenage girls, who, enamored by the sounds and style of the likes of rock stars such as David Bowie and Suzi Quatro, set off to prove that serious rock and roll isn’t an exclusive boys‐only club. Beginning with the moment Cherie Currie sees a drop of blood on a sidewalk and has her first period, THE RUNAWAYS is a non‐stop adrenaline shot to the heart of sex, drugs and rock and roll, with an array of visually arresting images— the colorful crowds of Rodney Bingenheimer’s famed LA club English Disco where Jett and Currie met; the arduous and often abusive recording process which led to hits like “Cherry Bomb,” and Beatlemania‐like reception upon their arrival in Japan.
This is contrasted by quieter moments of heartbreak, fear, confusion, and homesickness, played beautifully by Stewart and Fanning, two of today’s most gifted young actresses, who plumb the emotional depths of Sigismondi’s script, reminding us that when you kick down the door of convention, you will get bloody and beat up in the process.
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon
Director: Floria Sigismondi Screenwriter: Floria Sigismondi
Partially based on Cherie Currie’s book „Neon Angel“