Kristen Stewart is best known for her role as Bella Swan in the "Twilight" series, but she has played other roles. In fact, she has played other roles extremely well and deserves recognition. Most notably, her role as Joan Jett in "The Runaways." As Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart gives an amazing performance.
The movie and Kristen Stewart's portrayal of Jett, however, were overlooked and almost completely forgotten this awards season. Other than at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, her name and role were never even mentioned in consideration.
Stewart received positive critical reviews of her work in "The Runaways." Kirk Honeycut in the Film Journal International called Kristen's performance "the driving force." Roger Ebert said of Stewart (and co-star Dakota Fanning,) that the pair "bring more to their characters than the script provides." A.O. Scott of the New York Times said of Kristen's role, "Ms. Stewart, watchful and unassuming, gives the movie its spine and soul."
Kristen Stewart's commitment to Joan Jett is evident throughout the movie. Her walk, attitude, and voice all perfectly match the famous rock star. Stewart sings during the movie, and her voice blends seamlessly with The Runaways' real music.