The Bling Ring(2013)
If you can't be famous, be infamous.
Sofia Coppola's (Somewhere, Lost in Translation) Cannes-nominated comedy-drama, starring Emma Watson. This is the true story of a group of fame-obsessed Los Angeles teenagers, known as The Bling Ring, who robbed the homes of Hollywood celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom and Paris Hilton - in Hilton's case several times.... More
The Bling Ring stole around $3 million in cash and belongings from their victims in less than twelve months and reportedly targeted more than 50 homes. As well as Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, their victims included Audrina Partridge, Rachel Bilson, Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox.Hide
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BY Steve Newall Flicks Writer
While perhaps the least distinctive film Sofia Coppola has made, placing less emphasis on visual style and use of music than one would expect, The Bling Ring is sufficiently entertaining – just – to overcome its lightweight feel. Like Spring Breakers before it, you can’t help but cringe at how it would have been handled by other directors and as with Harmony Korine’s film, the shallowness of youth is on full display. Coppola doesn’t go for shock value, but brings a touch of believability to proceedings – no doubt informed to some extent by her own Hollywood upbringing.