Excerpt: As a filmmaker, Sofia Coppola has mused over the subject of celebrity with movies about historical figures ( Marie Antoinette ), pined-after small-town sisters ( The Virgin Suicides ), and actors living their lives out of luxury suites ( Lost in Translation and Somewhere ).
Conclusion: The Bling Ring leaves several central questions unanswered, and while that is most likely an intentional strategy on Coppola's part, it may leave some viewers feeling slightly empty inside—kind of like the characters themselves, who are all about image, not substance.
Excerpt: Most of Sofia Coppola’s films take an ambivalent attitude toward fame, but The Bling Ring tackles the subject from a slight remove. The movie opens with a nighttime robbery, as teens scale a fence and slip, ninja-like, onto what at first glance would appear to be a well-secured property.
Excerpt: Få filmskapare får en så guldfatsserverad start som Sofia Coppola . Förvisso dissades hon kapitalt i sin roll som maffiadotter i Gudfadern III , men man kan inte beskylla henne för detta, snarare pappa Francis Ford Coppola .