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Rated R · 90 minutes · 2013

Comedy, Crime drama, Docudrama
It’s not hard to argue that Sofia Coppola hit her peak a while ago. Her first two films—the severely overlooked The Virgin Suicides and the award-winning Lost in Translation—are easily her best. Marie Antoinette isn’t any good, Somewhere goes nowhere, and now there’s The Bling Ring, which, while artistically competent and intermittently interesting, doesn’t seem to know which side of the mirror it’s on. Is it a social critique of our fame-obsessed culture or is the film itself fame-obsessed? Coppola has chosen for her fifth film the story of teenage burglars who targeted celebs like Paris Hilton, in part because they worshipped them and in part because these stars had so much that they might not miss what was taken. Nice work by Emma Watson here, but it’s hard to say the film’s a success.


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Official Site: www.theblingring.com
Director: Sofia Coppola
Producer: Sofia Coppola, Roman Coppola, Youree Henley, Michael Zakin, Francis Coppola, Fred Roos, Paul Rassam, Emilio Barroso and Darlene Loquet
Cast: Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Taissa Farmiga, Claire Julien, Georgia Rock, Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Gavin Rossdale, Erin Daniels, Halston Sage, Stacy Edwards and Nina Siemaszko

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