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Fanning, Stewart grow up fast in "The Runaways," if not unpredictably.

Reviewed at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Coming-of-age movies are Sundance's stock in trade, but few announce themselves as boldly, and broadly, as "The Runaways," whose first shot is a splotch of menstrual blood hitting the pavement. Said splotch emanates from Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning), a suburban California teenager with a burgeoning David Bowie obsession and a surly sensuality just beginning to bloom. Teenage sexuality has always been the wellspring of rock and roll, but...