The Bling Ring 2013

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In the fame-obsessed world of Los Angeles, a group of teenagers take us on a thrilling and disturbing crime-spree in the Hollywood Hills. Based on true events, the group, who were fixated on a life of glamour, tracked their celebrity targets online and stole more than $3 million in luxury goods from their homes. The victims included Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom and Rachel Bilson.

Starring:
Emma Watson, Leslie Mann
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

The Bling Ring

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Genres Drama, Crime, Comedy
Director Sofia Coppola
Starring Emma Watson, Leslie Mann
Supporting actors Taissa Farmiga, Erin Daniels, Nina Siemaszko, Maika Monroe
Studio Studiocanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Lola TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 6 Aug 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I love the films Sofia Coppola comes up with! I saw "The Bling Ring" last night and was not disappointed - it is a funny, shifting, tongue-in-cheek on the mark portrayal of the madness of the celebrity obsession. The obsession that results in a feeling that we know people in the public eye, and have a right to invite ourselves to their homes. And this is what happens, a posse of adolescent middle-class LA girls and their gay friend (brilliant Israel Broussard portraying a young adult who is embracing his gayness, his performance is flawless) embarked on a thieving extravaganza, targeting homes of the celebrities next door (Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Lohan et al). Time after time, they broke into celebrities' abodes and tried on stuff, innocently bagging a bracelet or two. Those "trips" continued and the thieving escalated with the amount of publicity their gang received. As their sense of cautiousness disappeared, they started to bag as much bling as they could carry away, occasionally taking Ferraris for a ride (returning them in time of the lawful owner's return back to LA). Until, of course, they got caught and were put behind bars. For real.

As the credits started to roll (to yet another great piece of music!), a couple of girls behind me voiced their opinions: "What was that about? Completely pointless..." I felt smug. God, I felt energised and elated after the film, a bit like after watching a fine thriller. The whole experience felt like a good thriller to me - I was at the edge of my seat, tensed and a couple of times literally holding my breath (the gun scene?!).

The film is very well made. Cinematography is beautiful. There are numerous scenes that are stunning and well thought through (the night driving, when we see just the road ahead? the car crash scene?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By cg on 9 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Appalling film, not worth watching. Thought about turning it off but we carried on watching the film in the hope it would improve. But it didn't. There was no depth to the film or the characters, don't watch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thomas wheeler on 26 Jan 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Saw the trailed and isnt normally a film i would watch but the trailer sold it too me. Enjoyed the film, it progressed well and emma watson played a great role. would recommend to Fans of emma watson
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carole Kingswood-Irvine on 17 Jan 2014
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ok but would not have payed to go to the cinema to see it,not as good as i thought it would be.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MR STEPHEN W WINDER on 29 Jan 2014
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This film is almost a documentary on a true story. It was difficult to be involved, because it was not shown from a particular persons point of view.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Sep 2013
Format: DVD
The Bling Ring is the tale of 5 high-school Hollywood-based friends that use the internet to check when their favourite stars are out of town working or partying. Forearmed with the knowledge the house will be empty, they target these properties with seeming ease as celebrity after celebrity either leave doors and windows unlocked or keys under the mat. The Bling Ring is based on actual events of celebrity-culture-obsessed kids breaking & entering star's houses to pilfer their property. The girls are mad for the thousands of dollars of designer dresses & handbags whilst Marc (Israel Broussard - Flipped) just wants to fit in to his new school and finally feel like he belongs.

The Bling Ring is a smart and snappy affair, well-filmed in the beautiful surrounds of the Hollywood hills and the mansions that pepper Mulholland drive, credit to director Sofia Coppola. It has a distinct style as we see the endless procession of 'selfies' make their way on to the characters FB pages and add to the hype the ring already receives at school for having the latest top-end gear. It's the stylisation that gives the experience a unique feel set to a great hip-hop based soundtrack featuring the latest & greatest.

The cast are incredible and really carry this story, their interactions are affable and genuinely believable, despite being largely two-dimensional roles - Emma Watson provides an excellent rendition of a materialistic alpha-female whilst upcoming actress Katie Chang provides the best friend to Marc's uncertain protagonist.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By AFloraP on 1 Mar 2014
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I expected a lot because I love Emma Watson but the acting from not just her but the rest of the bling ring was very poor. It made the film slow and hard to watch.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Sep 2013
Format: DVD
Marc (Israel Broussard) is the new kid in school. He is an average guy who is befriended by the light fingered Rebecca (Katie Chang). He goes along with her antics as he gets to hang out with her, her hot friends, and do drugs. It isn't long before things escalate as their inner circle of friends desire to partake in the robbing of celebrities.

The celebrities post their schedule so everyone knows when they are out of town. Using Google and Google Earth their homes are easy to pinpoint and it seems their security is less than my broken window double-wide guarded by feral kittens.

The film, like the event, makes a statement about when consumerism and celebrity society collide. I found the film amusing in that regard. After they rob Paris Hilton for the third time, someone asks, "Won't she know?"

Someone answers, "She's Paris."

When Rebecca gets arrested she asks, "Did you talk to any of the victims?"

Officer: "I talked to all the victims.

Rebecca: "Really? What did Lindsey say?"

It is a film that is hard not to like while shaking your head. The film could have been better if the celebrities who were robbed played the kids who robbed them and they diss themselves. I found the film entertaining and enjoyable.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, brief near sex, no nudity. Emma Watson showing off a great set of gams.
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