A group of celebrity-fixated L.A. teens begin burglarizing the homes of the rich and famous in this crime drama directed by Sofia Coppola, and inspired by actual events. As the members of the so-called Bling Ring begin taking greater risks to acquire the latest luxury brands, they quickly become the prisoners of their own ostentatious obsession. Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, Leslie Mann, and Israel Broussard star.
“It could have been one of those ripped-from-the-headlines quickies you see on subpar cable. Instead, The Bling Ring plugs into the zeitgeist of trash culture and sparks like a live wire. Sofia Coppola’s fact-based film about a crew of SoCal teens who started robbing the likes of Paris and LiLo (Hilton and Lohan, to the enviably uninitiated) in 2008 is up to more compelling business than pointing fingers and acting superior.