Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart, Michael Shannon | R |
REVIEWED BY ALYNDA WHEAT
In a sense The Runaways is universal-regardless of age or gender, it’ll make everyone feel like a creepy old man. With Fanning as Cherie Currie, alongside her New Moon costar Stewart as Joan Jett, the film charts the rise and fall of rock’s first all-girl band. The script lacks substance, but the actresses deliver on style, with the tense Stewart showing some oomph as Jett. The gutsiest performance belongs to 16-year-old Fanning, who’s sexy, sick and altogether unsettling, writhing in a bustier as teen “cherry bomb” Currie, leaving us feeling invigorated but filthy. Which is precisely the point.
She’s Out of My League
Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve | R|
REVIEWED BY SARA VILKOMERSON
In this Judd Apatow ripoff, a dorky airport worker from Pittsburgh (Baruchel) finds himself dating a blonde bombshell (Eve). This fairy tale preaches that a “10” can fall in love with a “5,” but the sight of Baruchel kissing Eve still somehow looks … wrong. It doesn’t help that the pair lack chemistry. Still, the leads charm separately, and Baruchel and his pals are a crudely funny crew. Note: The private-parts manscaping Baruchel endures crosses into TMI country.