Written June 16, 2013
A great movie from start to finish - funny and very entertaining throughout. Great performances throughout with a well constructed script and excellent cinematography. Ready to see it again!!
Written June 27, 2013
Good performances from the young actors, and a great from-real-events premise, but it got somewhat repetitive in the middle, with too many too-familiar scenes of characters out-of-control when given too much access too quickly to drugs and money.
Written June 23, 2013
After months of build up on my facebook feed with pictures of Emma Watson in a sexy, in the middle of dancing, pose picture, I was excited. I am a big fan of director (thankfully no longer actress) Sofia Coppola. Her film, as most of them are, are film, is dark, yet fun. The music score is just right. The direction is seamless and beautiful. Each character in the film has a personal rise and fall. The actors were all great.
Would I recommend this movie, absolutely! Especially if you enjoy indie-arty films. And, films by Sofia Coppola. And the actress Emma Watson. And, just so much more. I think a lot of people will enjoy this film. There is just so much to it. You really get caught up in everything they are doing; the excitement is palpable. You leave a little bit stunned; a tad in awe of the entitlement of some of those kids. I am looking at you Rebecca On!
Top Ten things I learned from this movie
10.) The media is a great place to learn what celebrity homes are.
Written June 22, 2013
I enjoyed this film. Sofia Coppola really evoked emotions towards these kids that I felt were appropriate for the situation. You leave feeling like they were a bunch of dumb-asses who worshipped "stuff" which is really shallow but at the same time you know they had some guts to do what they did. I liked the flow of the film and the fact that it's true makes it even more interesting. There's a really great build up to the denouement. I was anxious as they flaunted through celebrities houses, constantly thinking of how awful it would be to get caught.
The pervasive drug use might be seen as a negative for teens to witness but if they're mature they can see the film without thinking they need to go out and snort coke to be cool. Again, I like the film. Not amazing or a blockbuster, but still a pretty cool little flick. My favourite character was Chloe played by Claire Julien. Very believable little hippie who doesn't give an eff. Well done!
Written July 19, 2013
If it weren't for Emma Watson, we wouldn't have been interested in this movie! We will go see anything she is in, just adore her. I've heard that she agreed to do this film because of her relationship with Coppola, but it was a very different role for her. However, this was not one of our favorites. Maybe it was because the outcome was so predictable (and publicly known), but there were no surprises in the movie. The acting was ok. My teenage daughter was with me, and even she was unimpressed. We will be on the lookout for Emma's next film!