The Bling Ring

Living the Dream, One Heist at a Time


The Bling Ring
Based on a true story, this is the tale of a group of celebrity-obsessed teens who break in their idols' homes while they are away, and help themselves to their goods and money, which they use for hard partying. However with modern security systems filming them during their breakins, it's only a matter of time before the law catches up with them.

92 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Crime, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Katie Chang, Israel Broussanrd, Emma Watson, Claire Julien, Taissa Farmiga, Georgia Rock, Leslie Mann
Director
Sofia Coppola
ScreenplaySofia Coppola, based on an article by Nancy Jo Sales
MusicDaniel Lopatin, Brian Reitzell
CinematographyChristopher Blauvelt, Harris Savides
EditingSarah Flack
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2013
Produced byAmerican Zoetrope, NALA Films, Pathé Distribution, StudioCanal, TOBIS Film, Tohokushinsha Film

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, crime
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseFrequent, use of marijuana and cocaine, strong impact
CommentsA group of older teenagers becomes obsessed with fame and celebrity status believing that they will gain this ideal state by involving themselves in criminal acts (breaking and entering and committing robbery). Mature themes of celebrity obsession and fame.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
5
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
0
Violence
2
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
5
Drinking, drugs, smoking
5

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconGlitzy look at vacuous Hollywood teenagers.
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconHoekom hét ons hier gekom?
15
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconCelebrity thieves.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconI can't say that The Bling Ring is without merit or purpose, but I can say that it's not entirely successful.
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconMuch of The Bling Ring ends up feeling glitzy but too shallow, sort of like the celebrity world it's exploring.
10
Metacritic.com
40 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
176 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWhile it's certainly timely and beautifully filmed, The Bling Ring suffers from director Sofia Coppola's failure to delve beneath the surface of its shallow protagonists' real-life crimes.
12
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
10

What the People say

Internet
29064 Netizens quote iconCoppola Disappoints Amidst a Creative Idea
11

Average .. 60%

12

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