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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Product Details

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
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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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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By TVBH on 29 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray
The point of the film has been missed completely by a lot of the posters leaving negative comments. Disappointed by so many bad reviews, but not surprised. Not everyone gets the director's atypical, somewhat European style of telling a story.

If I may say: This movie is a LESSON for so much of what is wrong within our society.... Not pretty, no, but also not 'appalling' as a few posters rated. SAD, certainly: The emptiness and depravity alongside so much beauty and abundance; the irony of such extreme shallowness; of lost souls, alongside yearning for spirituality, is all deeply unsettling and disappointing. A characteristic of great art is to bring about strong feelings in the viewer and that this film is very uncomfortable to watch is a good indicator of its quality on an artistic level. I would guess for most people (even those who have not lead a sheltered life in the suburbs), the whole time they are probably thinking: "What is wrong with these kids!" "Why?" "What?" "Isn't that something that only happens to kids from 'bad families'?" "Enough already!" "Didn't their parents teach them?" But then it seems like their parents did teach them, or made an attempt to, which makes the story based on true occurrences all the more disturbing. After seeing the sentences the kids got, you can't help but wonder how they would have been treated, if they weren't fresh faced kids from 'good' families. Equally there are points in the film, where Lindsay Lohan's own alleged robbery and the celebrities casually treated DUI's are mentioned... You have to be open to understand the statement Coppola is making on the levels of hypocrisy in our society.

The Bling Ring is lesson for our time – most especially parents and young people who are searching to find meaning and purpose in this complicated world.
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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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