Written October 22, 2014
As I was watching I felt as empty as the sorry teens in the "movie" Not sure what to think. I was very unsettled by the emptiness I felt. It was either brilliant or a huge flop and I am not sure which of the two I think is more the case. Disturbing is a good word. Disturbing in it's depiction of these lost kids, in a lost soulless society where materialism and stuff trumps the need to connect. Oh, and where were their parents.? Between the drugs and the loads of loot you'd think they'd notice SOMETHING. These were teens. Wasn't there a single adult who noticed anything?
Written January 30, 2015
I am speaking for 6 college lesbians who attended this film. The only reason we wanted to watch it was because we saw lovely Emma Watson in the previews, and thought it couldn't be that horrible of a movie with her in it! We should have known better. There was nothing 'smart' about the movie. No cleaver dialogue or plot - the actors were neither creative nor engaging. Just a bunch of idiotic teenagers taking advantage of American icons who apparently forget to lock their million dollar homes when they go out at night. If you like fashion, simple dialogue, parties, and hot bodies without a brain this is your movie. Otherwise, you may be disappointed. We like to pretend Emma Watson was not in that movie to save ourselves the heartache.
Written September 19, 2014
Emma Watson Rocked as Nicki. I think it was a good movie and I'd recommend anyone from LA to go see it since it happened right here!
Written June 28, 2013
The movie is about a group of high-schools teenagers on a theft binge. To them, it's a lark. Eventually, they are caught and are charged with all kinds of crimes. Basically, it's a morality lesson for teenagers.
I was so bored, I almost fell asleep. I have to see it again on Sunday and plan to sleep through as much as possible. No stars and no wonder nobody famous wants to be affiliated with this film.
Written June 17, 2013
The move is decent and the performances are great, especially Emma Watson but it was lacking a real visceral sense of emotion. The only time I felt anything was during a car accident. I feel like with this type of subject matter, Coppola could have really went below the surface instead of just giving us the vapid portrayal of adolescent life on the West Coast. Also, she is normally good with music but opening the movie with a Sleigh Bells song that has already been used a hundred times on MTV shows with the same "youth gone wild" themes was an anticlimactic way to start and sadly continued with current rehash tracks that fit the same bill ala M.I.A. etc.