Written July 31, 2016
Sofia Coppola dishes out another intriguing, yet slow- burn indie flick. This time, Sofia delves into a much more hard- hitting story of teenagers infatuation with glitz and glamour. Sofia has her certain way of directing: she tends to focus on characters for a long time with no movement of the camera. To some, this can get tedious, but for anyone going in not just for the story, but for the directing itself, The Bling Ring delivers Coppola's usual directing. The story can get repetitive (they steal from many houses and occasionally go back to the same house, so it begins to be the same thing every time), but I knew what it was going to be like because I did much research on the case before seeing the movie. Final Consensus: The Bling Ring shows Coppola making a ripped from the headlines story come true in the best way possible. Glossy and articulate, The Bling Ring is an fascinating turn for Coppola and presents her at her desirable best.
Written October 28, 2016
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 25, 2017
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 October 21, 2016
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 April 27, 2017
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!