Page to Screen: The Runaways (2010)

The Runaways
based on
Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway by Cherie Currie

It’s always when I’m dragging my feet about watching films based on books that I end up accidentally watching them. I’ve been playing catch and release with The Runaways for almost a month, having to return it and immediately check it back it at one point. I’m not even sure why I wanted to see it so badly, after reading my big book of rock history and hurling myself into the depths of the Electric Light Orchestra. (Violins in rock music make me swoon.) I like Jett fine and knew little to nothing about the Runaways themselves, but I just wanted to hold onto it until I was in the right mood to watch it.

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