The Bling Ring 
Director: Sofia Coppola
Starring: Emma Watson
In 2008–09, a gang of fame-obsessed teenagers stole jewellery and clothes from celebrity homes around Los Angeles, including those of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. A Vanity Fair article about the perpetrators, which “revealed so much about them and their goals and our culture”, so intrigued director Coppola that she set about writing a script chronicling their increasingly audacious robberies.
Stretching far beyond the familiar world of Harry Potter, Watson stands out as ringleader Nicki, and alongside Mann (THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN), another young veteran, she heads a gaggle of up-and-comers in this rousing crime caper.
THE BLING RING nevertheless offers a serious reflection on youthful immorality, online narcissism and unfettered materialism, and is arguably Coppola’s most affecting work since LOST IN TRANSLATION.