Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dakota & The Runaways

Remember this cute little nugget from the 2001 film "I Am Sam" starring Sean Penn? Yup, it's Dakota Fanning who was only six years old when she filmed that movie, which made me cry like an idiot I might add! This past weekend I rented (yes, I still "rent" movies, Blockbuster Style) "The Runaways," a biopic about the first ever female rock band and watched the now grown-up16 year-old actress nail her performance as lead singer Cherie Currie.




K. first I have to ask: How cool are the clothes these chicks got to wear in the movie??? Gawd I loved Fashion in the '70's! And the Farrah Fawcett hair style? Definitely a fan ; )


 images from Socialite Life & Filmofilia

So before seeing the movie I assumed Kristen Stewart was the star of the film since she played Joan Jett (of "I Love Rock and Roll" fame) who is probably the most 'known' band member of "The Runaways" today but the movie was actually based on Cherrie Currie's biography which means Dakota Fanning soaked up way more screen time than K-Stew. Which was fine with me because I can only take so much lip-chewing and awkwardness from the latter. Dakota's performance was powerful. I kept saying to myself, "I can't believe she's only sixteen!" And not only is she an amazing and talented actress, she also seems very intelligent and mature in interviews, like she has a good head on her shoulders with a solid support system. Hopefully - fingers crossed - she won't be tempted by booze, drugs, fame or sex a la former child star Lindsay Lohan and Cherie Currie herself and end up getting out of cars with no underwear on (or worse, in jail!) and ruining her career after she turns eighteen. I'm really rooting for her. I think she's a much better role model for young girls compared to people like Lindsay or the plastic-surgery addicted, talentless girls of "The Hills" or even Miley Cyrus who acts like she's 16 going on 25. Anyways, what do you think of Dakota Fanning? Good role model? And have you seen the movie? By the way, I really liked it : ) And I will admit that K-Stew was pretty good in it as well. Awkwardness and all ; )  Have a wonderful Thursday Lovers! It's almost Friday!!!

22 comments:

Café Bellini said...

She was so cute! She looks much better than Kristen in that film, too... My, hasn't she grown up (and I feel like a granny saying that)!

Kara said...

I have yet to see this movie but it is on my "to watch" list!! First of all: fashion-sold! Secondly, I am a fan of Dakota Fanning. She does seem like a girl with a good head on her shoulders and here's to hoping she avoids the spotlight because she is a really talented actress!!
must watch this movie!! :)

xo

My Republic of Fashion said...

She looks so different!!SarahD:)

Lena said...

I recently just saw this movie as well and I absolutely loved it!!!!
Dakota was brilliant.

Lena xoxo
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Closet Fashionista said...

I still haven't seen it, but I want to. She's grown up sooo much since her days in Uptown Girls, haha
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Nikki said...

Cant believe how old she is already!!
I loved her in "secret life of bees"



xx
Nikki

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Wow! I can't believe that's Dakota Fanning! She really is an incredible actress! I am going to have to see this movie!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

personally i dislike K-Stew .. i don't see anything so great about her - and her mouth annoys me!

i ADORE dakota - i just hope she stays 'normal' and doesn't crash and burn out ..

Kate said...

I loved this movie! It was so good! I really like Dakota Fanning, she has been good in everything she's done (Have you seen hound dog? A little disturbing, but another good performance by her!) She seems pretty down to earth in interviews (haven't seen many, but I saw her on Ellen, and she was talking about school, cheerleading, homecoming, etc!) I think she's adorable!

Marie Z. said...

Kate: I heard about her performance in Hound Dog but have not seen it! I may have to take it in although I'm not a huge fan of disturbing movies : {

Sarah said...

OMG i totally forgot about I am Sam- LOVED that movie!! xxx

NaomiDee said...

glad to hear kristen isnt the lead...she pisses me off on and off screen haha. but i do love dakota..she is unbelievably talented and was shocked at how good she was acting next to tom cruise in war of the worlds, she was so young in that! and i agree, she does seem to have a good head on her shoulders...and its refreshing to see!

Miss*Kimmy said...

I can't believe how talented and mature Dakota is. Have you seen her on Aug's cover of Marie Claire? She looks stunning. Such great style for her age.
Ughh, Im' glad the movie makers spared us too much air time from Kristen, girl cannot act to save her life.

Marie Z. said...

Miss Kimmy: I did see her Marie Claire cover and I agree she looks gorgeous!

The Zhush said...

Now dying to see this film...great post!

Josie carr said...

I haven't seen the whole movie but i love her look in it! xx

WE SPY WITH MY LITTLE i said...

I always cringed when I saw the younger Dokota on the silver screen - Kids should be playing in the mud and not grafting. But hey what do I know. well I do know that im beginning to appreciate fanning and her artistry especially in Hounddog

Yours truly

WE SPY WITH MY LITTLE i

Daniela said...

she looks horrible in that movie!! :/

but sometimes I see her on runway pictures and her style is incredible.

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Christina said...

Wow! She looks so grown-up since Uptown Girls (the only movie I've seen with her in it). She was on a magazine cover lately, I can't remember which. Maybe Marie Claire?

I agree with you, The Runaways style looks awesome! I'll have to watch it soon.

J. said...

I am totally going to watch the movie now. Thanks for sharing. I loved her as a child actor-so I look forward to seeing her more "adult" performances....
J.

Heather said...

I just saw this on the plane and thought it was so intense! I also thought it was mostly about Joan Jett and didn't really realise that Dakota was the main character!
She was awesome as always though, and the fashion was killer too :)

Ashleigh said...

I haven't seen it but I'd love to. I just can't get over how grown up she is, makes me feel old :)

 
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