The Runaways by Floria Sigismondi

Produced by Joan Jett herself (best known probably for I love Rock’n’Roll: http://bit.ly/WgjCv).

California of 1975, where the teenage Joan Jett learns to play the electric guitar and dreams of setting up an all girl rock band. The Runaways play for a few years and tour the world, to soon fall into pieces.

The story flows well, the teenage roles look convincing and there’s a good amount of music in the background. There’s a bit of depth into all with sick members of family, loyalty, rebellion and power of the press.

4 stars.

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