Release Date
June 21, 2013
Director
Sofia Coppola
Screenplay
Sofia Coppola
Distributed By
A24
Budget
$8 million
Biography, Crime, Drama
Rated R for teen drug and alcohol use, and for language including some brief sexual references
90 minutes

The Bling Ring

Sofia Coppola makes a statement with “The Bling Ring” that brings to light our obsession with celebrities and the warped minds of some young people in Los Angeles who break into celebrity homes when they’re away and steal their high-end fashion and stashed money. Based on a true story, the film chronicles the development of their descent as they steal more and more until finally getting caught. With little substance and a lazy eye for new and innovative ways to tell this story, the film falls a bit flat.

However, several sequences, including a long take of the robbery of Audriana Patridge’s home and an unease on numerous occasions, help keep the film from dragging too much, even though the 90 minute run-time lags toward the end. With an excellent soundtrack to match the tone of the film and the over-the-top performances from Emma Watson and crew, “The Bling Ring” does stay hip and entertains for the most part, but never reaches much further than that.

 

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