As with just about every rock & roll movie ever made, “The Runaways” is about sex and drugs and rock & roll. And yet it still ends up being more like a made-for-TV cautionary tale rather than a real-life rock film.
Don’t get me wrong. The movie is a fun ride. The super-saturated color and the warm California sun capture the essence of the mid-70s, as accurately as the platform shoes, hot pants and feather-shag hairdos.