The Runaways http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1017451/
If'n ya like Joan Jett and/or The Runaways, you might just like this film. Condensed biopic of the building of the band. The cast did well, and from what I understand did their own vocals. Nice to see Kristen Stewart still taking roles other than Twilight-related. She's been a good actress in all I've watched her in so far (never saw Twilight movies, never plan to) and glad to see her in other roles.
Also has Dakota Fanning, who's been an actress to watch develop over the years of her career. By develop I mean flexing the acting skills.
Another treat is Michael Shannon as Kim Fowley. Been seeing his face pop up in more prominent roles lately, especially in the so-far-so-good Boardwalk Empire series on HBO.
Worth watching if you like biopics. Probably a bit tamed down from the source material.
(original post 13 Nov 2010)