The Bling Ring

Director: Sofia Coppola, Main Cast:  Katie ChangIsrael BroussardEmma WatsonTaissa Farmiga

Sofia Coppola writes and directs a movie about a bunch of rather well-to-do kids who are obsessed with design clothes and Hollywood celebrities and decide to rob the houses of the young and famous. The story is based on true events but it never delves in too deep and it is a pity, it seems just a shallow attempt at what could have been a rather harsh critic of a society based on pure image and perception. It resembles more a reality show about wannabes who desperately look for fame just for its own sake, or , even worse, to just look the part with the right clothes and accessories. The cast is well chosen and performs well, the cinematography is nice, the film has a good rhythm but it is not enough. It lacks courage and spunk. I expected more.  —5/10

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