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Synopsis

This documentary about trailblazing rocker Joan Jett is about more than just her career. Through archival footage and interviews, the film traces her struggles in the male-dominated punk scene of the 1970s and the impact she had on the music industry. Her passion, talent, and sheer stubbornness led her to greatness with her band The Runaways. But popularity doesn’t define a musician – attitude does. And she’s got plenty of that.

Cast

  • Eric Ambel
  • Billie Joe Armstrong
  • Gene Baur
  • Rodney Bingenheimer
  • Don Bolles
  • Carianne Brinkman
  • Kevin Byrnes
  • Michelle Cho
  • Bill Curbishley
  • Cherie Currie

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Metacritic

50
Sep 28, 2018

Despite ample access to its subject and testimonials from both Jett's contemporaries and the younger stars she inspired, the film is a disappointment, and has limited value for viewers hoping to experience (or relive) the years in which Jett proved a woman could rock as hard as the boys.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
70
Sep 26, 2018

although it’s far too fannish—this is not a movie that wants to dig deep into anything uncomfortable—it does give the rocker her props, while reminding fans of some modern rock history.

Stephen Whitty
Film Journal International