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The Bling Ring (2013)

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Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

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Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

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If you can't be famous, be infamous. See more »

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for teen drug and alcohol use, and for language including some brief sexual references | See all certifications »

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21 June 2013 (USA)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$212,537 (USA) (16 June 2013)

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$5,841,046 (USA) (6 September 2013)
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Emma Watson said she researched her role by watching "a ton of reality TV" including The Hills (2006) and Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007). She also listened to Britney Spears's 'Femme Fatale' album to get into the mindframe of her character. See more »

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(at around 1h 10 mins) Nicki refers to her younger sister Emily, as "Gabby". The names of all the participants in the Bling Ring were changed for the film, but Gabby Neiers is the real person the character of Emily was based upon. See more »

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Nicki: I'm a firm believer in Karma and I think this situation is a huge learning lesson for me... I want to lead a country one day for all I know.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2014 Movie Catch-up: Part 1 (2014) See more »

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Written and Performed by Klaus Schulze
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Coppola Disappoints Amidst a Creative Idea
23 June 2013 | by (Fort Collins, CO) – See all my reviews

The Bling Ring is a stunningly shot, visually entertaining film that strives to make a statement about materialism and young teens' fame obsessions. Unfortunately, Sofia Coppola fails to translate her vision into a substantiated plot that develops a story and protagonists; neither of which, are worth caring about. Aside from Emma Watson's intimidating performance, the acting is sub-par which aids in the instantaneous transition from Coppola's attempts to create a smart, creative film to a shallow, unsatisfactory film that feels quite unfinished. The idea of The Bling Ring is fresh, however you cannot help but ignore the large lack of intellectual Bling, the film once promised or Coppola might have hoped for.


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