After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak.
Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.
A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.
In 1975, San Fernando Valley teen Joan Larkin reinvents herself as Joan Jett, a guitarist who wants to form an all-girl punk band. She pitches the idea to a sleazy manager, Kim Fowley, who pairs her with a drummer and then searches for a face: he finds Cherie Currie, at age 15, the perfect jailbait image for his purpose; by luck, she can sing. Two others round out the band, The Runaways. Fowley books a tour, signs them to Mercury Records, and packs them off to crowds in Japan. Seeds of conflict sprout early: Fowley puts Cherie front and center in the publicity, she's soon strung out on drugs and vodka, and jealousies arise. Without adult supervision, where can Joan and Cherie end up?Written by
When Rodney Bingenheimer interviews Joan Jett on his KROQ radio show in the early '80s, he claims that he used to play a lot of Runaways music at his old Sunset Strip club, the English Disco. This club closed half a year before the band even got together, let alone had landed a recording contract. However, it is possible that the character was mistaken or telling a tall tale. See more »
What is this?
It ain't baby shampoo. I call it the dirty sink. A little bit of everything from my parent's liquor cabinet. Just a little, so they can't tell I'm dipping into their stash.
My dad would notice - he likes his booze.
Is he an alcoholic?
No, he just likes it. He says that's the difference. He likes to drink, he doesn't need to drink.
I like to drink.
The dirty sink is where we're gonna be puking that shit up tomorrow.
Hey, Salt 'n' Pepper - race you down the hill.
You're fucking on.
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The UK version removes the glue-sniffing scene in order to obtain a 15 rating (and thus avoid a higher 18 rating). See more »
Good Portrayal of Joan Jett / But What About Lita ?
I thought the movie was a good portrayal of Joan Jetts early days. I will give Joan all the credit in the world, she is still making music and performing to this day. What about Lita Ford ?? I mean, when I think of Joan Jett...I think of "I Love Rock and Roll" ...When I think of Lita Ford, I think of songs like "Kiss me Deadly" & "Close My Eyes Forever" which were both huge hits in the 80's. The movie hardly mentioned her. The Movie did not even mention her at the the end when it was giving the updates on where Joan, Sherie & Kim...I think Lita should of at least been mentioned...she is still considered by many to be the Queen of Metal still to this day.
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