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Rock and Roll was a man's world in 1975. Until the Runaways, that is. Guitarist Joan Jett and drummer Sandy West dreamed the dream, and so did 15-year-old Cherie Currie.
The Los Angeles punk music scene is at the center of The Runaways, which opened in limited release on March 19 and goes wider in a couple of weeks.
Others weren't sure about Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning paired up as Joan and Cherie, I thought they at least looked perfect. Maybe I'm just a sucker for platform shoes, feathered hair and super tight jeans writ large.
It's a wonder no one has made a movie about the Runaways before now. Even more surprising: that someone would make a movie about them and make one as mundane and formulaic as The Runaways.
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