The Bling Ring

Following her Venice award-winning character study Somewhere, Sofia Coppola is back with The Bling Ring, a film that on paper seems like new territory for the Oscar-winner. While still centered on the wealthy class like Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette and Somewhere; The Bling Ring is essentially a crime caper, a genre Coppola has never mined before. The film is based on the true story of a group of rich Californian teens who decided to start a heist gang and begin robbing celebrity's houses.

In the fame-obsessed world of Los Angeles, a group of teenagers take us on a thrilling and disturbing crime-spree in the Hollywood hills. Based on true events, the group, who were fixated on the glamorous life, tracked their celebrity targets online, and stole more than 3 million in luxury goods from their homes. Their victims included Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Rachel Bilson, and the gang became known in the media as "The Bling Ring."

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  • Sandra H.

    It shows a depressingly stupid part of modern culture, the celebrity obsession! This film, based on real events, made me wanna smack these idiot kids, their clueless parents as well as the "celebrities" who live such self-preoccupied lives surrounded by their gross wealth!

    1 · June 28, 2013

    • Sandra H.

      I do wonder wha happened to those kids! And where was their "special" school during all of this? Was there not one teacher or mental health professional that took note of somethin amiss? By the way, I worked for many years as a clinical social worker specializing in screwed up kids and families.

      1 · June 29, 2013

    • Sandra H.

      Oh, just read the "policymic.com article! Thanks Shawna, my questions are addressed!

      June 29, 2013

  • Shawna

    I enjoyed this film; I really liked all of Sofia Coppola's films. I read a bit on the real Bling Ring and all of them have been released from jail: http://www.policymic.com/articles/44817/the-bling-ring-movie-where-is-the-real-life-bling-ring-today.

    June 27, 2013

  • Paul S.

    Thanks for organizing tonight Shawna. Really enjoyed the movie!

    June 25, 2013

  • Clai

    I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm going to have to go back and check out Sofia Coppola's previous work.

    June 25, 2013

  • David

    Something came up

    June 25, 2013

  • amnon

    again it depends on when I get out.

    June 25, 2013

  • Elizabeth J.

    another conflict

    June 22, 2013

  • Kent

    conflict

    June 20, 2013

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