A group of bored self absorbed teenagers decide to rob movie stars. Using social media to track when the movie stars will be out of their homes.
Wow where to begin with this movie. To say I was not impressed with it doesn’t even do it justice. Most of the actors in here are new to the scene and it shows in line delivery and just overall performance. Even star Emma Watson doesn’t seem to give you that 100% performance, you could almost say that she dialed in some of the scenes. And listening to Israel Broussard during the Q&A talking about how Sofia Coppola didn’t really give them to much direction during takes is plainly seen in during the movie.
One thing Sofia Coppola does is just present you with the overall story, she doesn’t make you want to root for the teenagers or even make you feel sorry for them. She is telling their story and leaving it up to you to decided what to make of their situation and what they did. It is one of the reasons she changed the names of all that are involved in the real Bling Ring and it is only loosely based on that story.
I was surprised during the Q&A when Israel did say they actually shot in Paris Hilton‘s house and that they did talk and and some of the other actors in the movie that the Bling Ring stole from.
I will admit it does show you how social media can be used as a tool for criminals. With everyone on Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Foursquare, and all the other social media outlets it lets those people who follow you know just where you are and sometimes how long you will be gone.
Wait until it comes out on video or if you have HBO or whichever movie channel this is going to come out on. There are plenty of other movies out right now to spend $10 or more on.
Release Date: June 21, 2013
Director: Sofia Coppola
The Bling Ring Q&A with Israel Broussard PT 1
The Bling Ring Q&A with Israel Broussard PT 2