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.