The Bling Ring

Director: Sofia Coppola
Year Released: 2013
Rating: 1.0

Misfit high school kids (led by Katie Chang and Israel Broussard) think it would be a good idea to start robbing the homes of celebrities (like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox) and steal their money, clothing and shoes - naturally, they get caught. While this particular movie does fit in thematically with Coppola's output - namely, the problems associated with being famous and the lack of privacy that accompanies wealth and fame - the result is as superficial as her label-whore band of thieves: she based it on a four-page article (!) by Nancy Jo Sales for Vanity Fair, and the screenplay tries to create entire scenes out of pieces of dialogue from the piece. The way the teenage criminals appear to take some kind of 'pride' in becoming 'famous' for robbing the 'famous' isn't in the slightest bit surprising, and they only come across as air-headed shells of people.