This film documents the band's rise to fame and subsequent fall from grace. It's executive produced by Jett but strangely is told from bandmate Cherie Currie's point of view (it's based on her book). It stars Kristen Stewart (yes, Bella) as Jett and Dakota Fanning as Currie plus Michael Shannon as the band's svengali, Kim Fowley.
Fanning is the standout as the 16-year-old Currie (the band's frontwoman) dealing with family issues, being thrust into the spotlight and her downward spiral into a drug induced haze. Stewart does manage to break away from Bella, but not from her off-screen sulky persona. For me, she's just not rocknroll enough, she feels very one note a lot of the time. It's nice to see a film where two young women get to play the leads, but it's pretty formulaic, doesn't really say anything new and it's easy to see where the script's going.