The Bling Ring
Drama / Crime
Director: Sofia Coppola
Running time: 90 mins Released: 5th July 2013
About The Bling Ring
A drama based on the true story of a group of celebrity-obsessed teenagers who sought to emulate their idols by robbing them. Their methods were mind-bogglingly simple and their hauls flashy, with stars such as Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom and Lindsay Lohan reporting lost jewellery, clothes and cash that totalled over three million dollars in worth. Driven, materialistic Rebecca (Katie Chang) leads her disaffected, arrogant friends (including Emma Watson) on repeated raids of Hilton's home, feeling torn when it is suggested that stealing her dog is one step too far. The teenagers' parents are oblivious of any wrong-doing as they are themselves lost in faux spirituality and Botox treatments. And the celebrity victims elicit little sympathy as the criminals highlight their extravagance and carelessness; many of the homes were poorly secured or even unlocked.