The Bling Ring is a black comedy crime film that was based on actual events. Directed by Sofia Coppola, the movie received a weighted average of 6.3/10 from the Rotten Tomatoes review website and a 66 out of 100 from Metacritic.
The movie follows a group of teenagers that seem so bored with their lives they end up stealing from celebrities’ houses. At first, it’s just Rebecca and Marc that broke in Paris Hilton’s house while she was away and stole a few things; not enough that she would notice. But then, Rebecca tells her friends what they did and they want in so she shows them how they first got in the house and the group all goes together the next time Paris is out of town. Now that they know how easy it is to get into these houses, the group starts targeting other celebrities; like Audrina Patridge and Megan Fox.
When I first heard they were doing a movie about a bunch of teenagers robbing celebrities, I thought it was such a bad idea. I didn’t know why they wanted to make a movie out of that, even though it’s based on real events! Then I saw that Emma Watson would be in it and I thought I would at least give it a try, just to see Emma. I definitely shouldn’t have watched that movie. Although Emma Watson’s performance was good, the movie was horrible. I read somewhere that they may have wanted to show the mindset of those teenagers, why they felt the need to rob these houses, but all they’ve shown is a bunch of spoiled brats bored out of their minds deciding it would be exciting to steal from celebrities.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the site’s consensus states “While it’s certainly timely and beautifully filmed, The Bling Ring suffers from director Sofia Coppola’s failure to delve beneath the surface of its shallow protagonists’ real-life crimes” and I completely agree with that statement. At first I thought either the acting was awful, or the script wasn’t well written because the movie just didn’t feel right. Now that I’ve read that statement, I think the reason why I thought the characters seemed devoid of personality is because Coppola didn’t take the time to actually give them personalities! Personally, I would never recommend this movie.
Until Next Time!
Young Mom ❤