Excerpt: High school friends Rebecca and Marc (Katie Chang and Israel Broussard) bond over fashion and celebrities and when they realize that they can break into celebrity homes like that of Paris Hilton and easily steal their belongings, it becomes a nightly obsession. Soon, they're joined by their friends Nicki, Sam and Chloe (Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, Claire Julian), who are all equally impressed by celebrities and their ability to rob them of their belongings.
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 ). With the latter films seeming especially "insider" in nature, the industry princess's work shows that she writes what she knows, and it implies she's an ideal fit to helm The Bling Ring , a fact-based...
Conclusion: In The Bling Ring , it is at times hard to tell who to root for more, those committing the crimes in the Hollywood Hills, or for the victims to enact some sort of backroom justice. The performances are decent but the story is all over the place and does not spend enough time on one facet to be intriguing. Technically the disc is solid and the extras (particularly the real-life examination) are pretty good.
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. As the film jumps forward to their capture and then flashes back to tell their story (mitigated through media interviews), The Bling Ring clarifies that this is Orlando Bloom’s house.
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 . Dessutom anser jag personligen att hon inte var så förbannat usel som den generella åsikten tycks vara.
Excerpt: The Bling Ring bygger på verkliga händelser och skildrar en grupp ungdomar på inbrottsturné i kända människors Hollywoodhem. En upphetsad jakt på troféer i form av märkeskläder och prylar. Men kanske mest av allt en jakt på själva upplevelsen av att få krypa innanför skinnet på en celeber person som Paris Hilton. Att, om så bara för en stund, få ligga i hennes säng och gulla med hennes knähund.