I purchased this movie after watching the movie the Runaways based on the book Neon Angle by Cherrie Currey. I saw at the end that she starred in the movie and wanted to see what she was like back then. I feel the movie did give me a sense of what she was like as an actress. Plus the movie is great. Its a great story about wanting to move on and get independent when you a teen. It also deals with issues of having a best friend who's into drugs / alcohol and how you have to deal with that how to be there for them yet not get sucked into that world yourself; and the terrible price that can be paid for those choices.
I know, I know it's the title to Cherie Currie's autobiography; but it fits too good. For an 80's teenage exploitation flick, this one wins. Nothing exceeds like excess, particularly in Hollywood. The location could not be more appropriate, the writing more bodacious or the spandex pants on their teen butts tighter! 'Fast Times...' and Valley Girl may have more notoriety but neither have this slam-bang cast. Super-Nova actress and director Jodie Foster, Super Self-Destructo former Runaways (other alums: Joan Jett and Lita Ford) Lead Vocalist Cherie Currie and Sally Kellerman as the old hippie chick burnout... mother. Spark -up another fatty Sally!!! Boy Howdy!!! The band 'Angel' performing at the quintesential rock concert and other great awful late 70's pop. For those of you into this motion picture genre of pop social commentary parody, run don't walk to the check-out lanes. You will not be disappointed. Buy it now 'cuz this one will probably disappear. Only the good die young!
I'm really surprised that this movie didn't do better at the box office when it came out, I liked the story,and the acting was great. At any rate,I really enjoyed it,it's nice look at how we were in the 80s,and compare it to the way things are now.