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Flashback

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Flashback

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
108 minutes
performer:
Dennis Hopper, Kiefer Sutherland, Paul Dooley, Carol Kane, Michael McKean
director:
Franco Amurri
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
62351
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B

Joan Jett isn’t the queen of rock, she’s the queen mother. Beloved and benign, she shows up with a proper uniform, three ritual chords, and a genial wave to the kingdom’s subjects. But what makes us love rock & roll are surprises, not formalities. Jett has long sustained an oldies act, if not a bad reputation, by recycling producer-Svengali Kenny Laguna’s toga-party flashbacks. And even the best cuts on this odds-‘n’-sods compilation, like a live ”Cherry Bomb,” detonated last year with queens-in-waiting L7, suggest she’s finally ready to fast-forward.

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