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- MOVIE page: The Bling Ring (2013)
- Rate: 6.5/10 total 2,276 votes
- Genre: Crime | Drama
- Runtime: 90 min
- Filming Location: North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, California, USA
- Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)
- Gross: $2,341,241 (USA) (21 June 2013)
- Director: Sofia Coppola
- Stars: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson | See full cast and crew
- Original Music By: Daniel Lopatin Brian Reitzell
- Soundtrack: Locomotion
- Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Datasat
- Plot Keyword: Underage Smoking | High School | Mother Daughter Relationship | Reference To Orlando Bloom | Reference To Audrina Partridge
- Sofia Coppola (written by)
- Nancy Jo Sales (based on the Vanity Fair article "The Suspect Wore Louboutins" by)
Plot: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes. | »
Story: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
- Roman Coppola known as producer
- Sofia Coppola known as producer
- Darren M. Demetre known as co-producer
- Emilio Diez Barroso known as executive producer
- Youree Henley known as producer
- Darlene Caamano Loquet known as executive producer
- Paul Rassam known as executive producer
- Fred Roos known as executive producer
- Michael Zakin known as executive producer
- Katie Chang known as Rebecca
- Israel Broussard known as Marc
- Emma Watson known as Nicki
- Claire Julien known as Chloe
- Taissa Farmiga known as Sam
- Georgia Rock known as Emily
- Leslie Mann known as Laurie
- Carlos Miranda known as Rob
- Gavin Rossdale known as Ricky
- Stacy Edwards known as Marc's Mom
- G. Mac Brown known as Henry
- Marc Coppola known as Mr. Hall - Marc's Dad
- Janet Song known as Rebecca's Mom
- Annie Fitzgerald known as Kate from Vanity Fair
- Lorenzo Hunt known as Police Officer #1 (Nicki's)
- Timothy Starks known as Police Officer #1 (Marc's)
- Rich Ceraulo known as Police Officer #2 (Nicki's)
- Joe Nieves known as Police Officer (Rebecca's)
- Nelson Rockford known as Las Vegas Plainclothes Officer
- Doug DeBeech known as Adam
- Erin Daniels known as Shannon
- Patricia Lentz known as Judge
- Michelle Alegria known as Female TV Reporter #1
- Stacey Turner known as Female TV Reporter #2
- Brian Gattas known as Dogwalker
- Logan Miller known as Kid at Party
- Marcia Ann Burrs known as Grandma
- Michael Yo known as Male E-Interviewer
- Halston Sage known as School Girl
- Marshall Bell known as L.A. Detective #1
- Brenda Koo known as Sarah
- Maika Monroe known as Beach Girl
- Isabel Lasker known as Drunk Girl
- Adea Lennox known as Party Girl
- Keenan Henson known as Male TMZ Reporter
- Rachelle Carson known as Chloe's Mom (as Rachelle Carson-Begley)
- Peter Bigler known as Chloe's Dad
- Chad Brannon known as Water Delivery Guy
- Zoe Sidel known as School Girl's Friend
- Cari Champion known as Female TV Reporter #3
- Nina Siemaszko known as Las Vegas Detective (female)
- Bailey Coppola known as Wasted Boy
- Yolanda Lloyd Delgado known as Rob's Mom
- Linc Hand known as Police Officer Arresting Rob
- Brett Goodkin known as L.A. Detective #2
- Paris Hilton known as Paris Hilton
- Kevin Spencer known as Bedroom Police Officer #1
- Bobby Ashhurst known as Police Officer #3
- Karl Risinger known as Police Officer #2 (Marc's)
- Dale Champion known as School Teacher
- Kirsten Dunst known as Herself
- Deidre Arrington known as Chloe's Lawyer (uncredited)
- Rebecca Cook known as Herself - Paris Hilton's friend (uncredited)
- Kevin Deon known as Police Officer (uncredited)
- Sam Egber known as Teen Party Goer (uncredited)
- Mark Heidelberger known as Marc's Lawyer (uncredited)
- Ryan McCabe known as Rebecca's Lawyer (uncredited)
- Gabe Mendez known as Chloe's Lawyer (uncredited)
- Nicole Alexandra Shipley known as Club goer (uncredited)
- Jennifer Shumaker known as Rebecca's Lawyer (uncredited)
- Roald Smeets known as Lars (uncredited)
- Erika Stillwater known as School Girl's Friend #2 (uncredited)
- Minn Vo known as Club goer (uncredited)
- American Zoetrope
- NALA Films
- Pathé Distribution (in association with)
- StudioCanal (in association with)
- TOBIS Film (in association with)
- Tohokushinsha Film (in association with)
MPAA: Rated R for teen drug and alcohol use, and for language including some brief sexual references
The Bling Ring (2013) Review by cgmovies from United States
I saw an early screening of The Bling Ring and I have to say myexpectations were not met, in fact the movie did not even come close tomeeting them. When I heard that Emma Watson was going to be in a movieabout a group of teenagers robbing rich celebrities I have to say I wasintrigued. Add on top of that the fact that Sofia Coppola is thedirector, she also made the excellent Lost in Translation, and I wasguaranteed to be seeing it sometime in theaters.
The film is based on the true story of a group of teenagers that livedin or around Calabasas, California. Sometime during the period ofOctober 2008 through August 2009 the group, called the "Bling Ring",stole about $3 million in cash and belongings from celebritiesincluding Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Lindsay Lohan.
It is a fascinating story and one that sounds like a terrific setup fora film but the execution is terribly bland. If you have watched thetrailer for the film it seems like it is going to be an insane mashupof partying scenes and what most people are going to be looking forwardto Emma Watson and her friends robbing celebrities left and right.These scenes are in the movie but in the film they are not exciting orinsane in any way. The robbing scenes all start off with the grouplooking up the celebrities house on the internet and then finding outif they are out of town or not. They then proceed to just drive up tothe house, get out, walk up the driveway, walk around the house tryingto open doors, and then when they find an unlocked one just walk rightinto the house. The filming is so lazy and simple that these scenes areas exciting as watching your neighbor unlock his front door and goinside after coming home from work. Then the actual robbing parts arejust the group picking up the celebrities valuables and then constantlysaying "Oh my god this looks hot!" Repeat this process for a good 20times and you have the first 3/4 of the entire movie.
The characters in the film are based on the actual teenagers but theirnames have been changed. Contrary to the film's marketing selling EmmaWatson as the main character she is actually not the ringleader of thegroup. Instead it is a girl named Rebecca played by Katie Chang. Thefilm centers on Rebecca and her best friend Marc played by IsraelBroussard. Their acting is so average and their interactions are soboring that it is hard to care for them at all. In fact the only aboveaverage performance in the movie is from Emma Watson and surprisinglyshe only plays a small role in the film until the end of the movie.
Altogether I am not sure who The Bling Ring was made for. The intendedaudience appeared to be teenagers but with a R-rating most of thataudience is unable to pay to see it. But at the same time it cannot befor this group because the film tries so hard to be artistic. Case inpoint one of the heist scenes is a continuous shot of the exterior of ahouse while the characters are running around inside of it for a goodfour minutes. So the film is too slow to be for teenagers with smallattention spans but it is not relatable or intelligent enough foranyone in their 20's or older. And as for those Emma Watson fans theyshould be prepared to be disappointed because she is not even on screenfor a large portion of the movie.
The Bling Ring is a missed opportunity as it could have been anexciting teenage heist film but is instead a film that tries to beartsy and drags on for way too long. If you have to see it rent it onDVD but otherwise you will not be missing anything.
The Bling Ring (2013) Review by katie-uno from United States
Similar to another reviewer, I saw an early screening of The Bling Ringback in April. My initial reaction after watching the film was somewhatnondescript a little disappointed, but overall unsure if I enjoyed itor not. Upon watching and reading interviews with Sofia Coppola,however, I believe that that uncertain feeling is exactly the reactionshe intended to imbue in audiences. The Bling Ring does not so much actas a commentary on the characters' fame and money driven actions byclearly defining the characters as young, immature, selfish, amoral, orloathsome. Instead, it allows the audience to form their own opinion bycapturing these characters behaving in ways that not even they,especially Israel Broussard's character, always find moral, yet arealways rooted in their obsession with fame and luxury.
By planting big names into the film (i.e. Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, andher own), Sofia Coppola is luring in audiences who, to whatever degree,can relate to the characters and their celebrity fascination. Publicityfor the movie attempts to appeal to this audience genre by pushing thetwo biggest names associated with the film to the forefront of itspromotions Sofia Coppola and Emma Watson. Most of the film'spromotional posters consist of the film's title and Sofia Coppola'swriting and directorial credit foregrounding an image with Emma Watsonprominently in the middle of the main cast. These techniques alludethat Watson, being the biggest star, acts as the ringleader; howeverthis is not the case. On Emma's official Twitter, she even attempts todissolve this misconception: "I don't really 'star' in the Bling Ring.I am probably 3rd/4th of the lead characters. (In case media/marketingis a bit misleading.) The awesome Israel Broussard and Katie Chang takethe helm. #BlingRing." Most of the general audience that will see thismovie will probably be disappointed by the lack of Emma Watson screentime and will savor every lip lick, pole dance, and 'valley-girl'delivered line. However, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Claire Julien,and Taissa Farmiga hold their own with all the Hollywood veterans andprovide a breath of fresh air to all the summer action blockbustersthat, while enjoyable, can become predictable, tiresome, andforgettable in a sea of similar films.
Coppola mixes the excitement of drugs, clubs, guns and car crashes withscenes that some might describe as downright slow and boring. However,the fluctuating pace highlights Coppola's unwillingness to make thefilm into an easily generic story about teens that get caught up on thewild side only to inevitably get caught by authority. Instead, the filmcaptures a sense of realism that reflects the characters own attitudesby depicting the initial excitement, eventual banality, and growingneed to 'up the ante' while attempting to emulate the Hollywood "goodlife". The film's final scene leaves the audience unsure of how toreact, but curiously wanting more.
While the film is by no means a blockbuster nor a film that most of mypersonal friends add to their lists of favorites, I believe that if youallow yourself to step back from the superhero, zombie, and otheraction-packed movies that are dominating theaters this summer, then TheBling Ring becomes a beautifully crafted and thoroughly enjoyable yetself-reflective piece on the dynamics between the celebrity-status andthe audience/fan.
The Bling Ring (2013) Review by thejoshl from Toronto, ON
Sofia Coppola gets it, she gets this social media generation. How do Iknow? I'm part of it. I know girls like this; the types that don'tbelieve something exists unless it's been posted on their Facebook,Twitter or Instagram. In her latest film The Bling Ring, Coppola givesus a vibrant portrait of a society thats culture is so lost it's hardto decide who you hate more; wannabes or celebrities.
I was lucky enough to attend an early screening of The Bling Ringtonight and if there's one word I could use to describe this film itwould be: precise. Every edit intricately planned to have a purpose.Upon the first time viewing I don't blame people for missing it. TheBling Ring is intentionally scattered, as if the film itself had aserious case of ADD. The attention span of the edit is about as long asthe attention span of our narrators. At times when the narrative shiftsfocus from one character to another the edit changes with them. If youwatch it closely you can almost see the film as a thought process, howeach character relives the crimes.
I loved the way this film was shot. It's interesting, the way we viewthese characters is almost in the background, as if we the audience arein fact the surveillance camera we remain distant from the people onscreen not understanding what drives them or even feeling the thrill ofrobberies. Don't get me wrong there is tension, but only at veryinteresting times that aren't because of the fear of the robbery. Evenscenes where they are almost caught are shown to us very flat trying todetach us from the characters as much as possible.
I've always appreciated Sofia's slow moving dolly shots and they workstunningly in this film. Rarely does a seemingly static shot hold anaudiences attention, especially one that takes place outside the housethat's being robbed; thanks to the sound design the low ominous tones,as subtle as they are, really drive the scenes.
Emma Watson is fantastic. The way she portrays Nicki's vacant need tofulfill her meaningless desires was striking and the accent and voiceinflections made the performance all the more impressive. Besides Emma,most of the other girls are forgettable which I enjoyed; at times youcan confuse them with one another because they try so hard to be thesame style of person.
Another thing I loved is the amount of "selfies" these girls take. AsCoppola herself said it's as if "your experiences don't count unlessyou have an audience watching them" and you can really feel that inthis film. None of the characters really have any "moments" despitetheir attempts at proving it.
Overall I really enjoyed the film. The entire thing feels like thisgiant master plan that will need multiple viewing to take in everythingCoppola was trying to say. While not as surprising as I thought it wasgoing to be the themes explored near the end of the film were worth thefabulously detailed ride we knew to expect from the trailer.
The Bling Ring is a unique social commentary, which on the surfacelayer is bound to be compared to Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, bothgiving us their take on sociopathic young teens. Where the films differthematically is the interesting part. You'll have to figure that oneout on your own.
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