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Writers (WGA):
Sofia Coppola (written by)
Nancy Jo Sales (based on the Vanity Fair article "The Suspect Wore Louboutins" by)
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Release Date:
21 June 2013 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Living the Dream, One Heist at a Time See more »
Plot:
Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes. | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Katie Chang ... Rebecca

Israel Broussard ... Marc

Emma Watson ... Nicki

Claire Julien ... Chloe

Taissa Farmiga ... Sam

Georgia Rock ... Emily

Leslie Mann ... Laurie

Carlos Miranda ... Rob

Gavin Rossdale ... Ricky

Stacy Edwards ... Marc's Mom
G. Mac Brown ... Henry

Marc Coppola ... Mr. Hall - Marc's Dad

Janet Song ... Rebecca's Mom

Annie Fitzgerald ... Kate from Vanity Fair
Lorenzo Hunt ... Police Officer #1 (Nicki's)

Timothy Starks ... Police Officer #1 (Marc's)

Rich Ceraulo ... Police Officer #2 (Nicki's)

Joe Nieves ... Police Officer (Rebecca's)
Nelson Rockford ... Las Vegas Plainclothes Officer

Doug DeBeech ... Adam

Erin Daniels ... Shannon

Patricia Lentz ... Judge Henley

Michelle Alegria ... Female TV Reporter #1

Stacey Turner ... Female TV Reporter #2

Brian Gattas ... Dogwalker

Logan Miller ... Kid at Party

Marcia Ann Burrs ... Grandma

Michael Yo ... Male E-Interviewer

Halston Sage ... School Girl

Marshall Bell ... L.A. Detective #1

Brenda Koo ... Sarah

Maika Monroe ... Beach Girl

Isabel Lasker ... Drunk Girl
Adea Lennox ... Party Girl

Keenan Henson ... Male TMZ Reporter

Rachelle Carson ... Chloe's Mom (as Rachelle Carson-Begley)
Peter Bigler ... Chloe's Dad

Chad Brannon ... Water Delivery Guy
Zoe Sidel ... School Girl's Friend
Cari Champion ... Female TV Reporter #3

Nina Siemaszko ... Las Vegas Detective (female)
Bailey Coppola ... Wasted Boy
Yolanda Lloyd Delgado ... Rob's Mom

Linc Hand ... Police Officer Arresting Rob
Brett Goodkin ... L.A. Detective #2

Paris Hilton ... Paris Hilton (also archive footage)
Kevin Spencer ... Bedroom Police Officer #1
Bobby Ashhurst ... Police Officer #3
Karl Risinger ... Police Officer #2 (Marc's)
Dale Champion ... School Teacher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Deidre Arrington ... Chloe's Lawyer (uncredited)

Lauren Conrad ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rebecca Cook ... Herself - Paris Hilton's friend (uncredited)

Kevin Deon ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Kirsten Dunst ... Herself (uncredited)
Mark Heidelberger ... Marc's Lawyer (uncredited)
Nick Areis Karim ... Micheal (uncredited)

Lindsay Lohan ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Samuel Marcus ... Teen Party Goer (uncredited)

Orion McCabe ... Rebecca's Lawyer (uncredited)
Gabe Mendez ... Chloe's Lawyer (uncredited)

Heidi Montag ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Audrina Patridge ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Spencer Pratt ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Nicole Alexandra Shipley ... Club goer (uncredited)

Jennifer Shumaker ... Rebecca's Lawyer (uncredited)
Roald Smeets ... Lars (uncredited)

Erika Stillwater ... School Girl's Friend #2 (uncredited)
Minn Vo ... Club goer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sofia Coppola 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Sofia Coppola (written by)

Nancy Jo Sales (based on the Vanity Fair article "The Suspect Wore Louboutins" by)

Produced by
Francis Ford Coppola .... executive producer
Roman Coppola .... producer
Sofia Coppola .... producer
Darren M. Demetre .... co-producer (as Darren Demetre)
Emilio Diez Barroso .... executive producer
Youree Henley .... producer
Darlene Caamano Loquet .... executive producer
Paul Rassam .... executive producer
Fred Roos .... executive producer
Michael Zakin .... executive producer (as Mike Zakin)
 
Original Music by
Daniel Lopatin 
Brian Reitzell 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Blauvelt 
Harris Savides 
 
Film Editing by
Sarah Flack 
 
Casting by
Nicole Daniels 
Courtney Sheinin 
 
Production Design by
Anne Ross 
 
Art Direction by
Kevin Bird 
 
Set Decoration by
Sara Parks 
 
Costume Design by
Stacey Battat 
 
Makeup Department
Shelley Brien .... hair department head
Roz Music .... makeup department head
Shandra Page .... key hair stylist (as Sha Page)
Gillian Whitlock .... key makeup artist
Alyson Black Barrie .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Cheryl Marks .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Jose Zamora .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Darren M. Demetre .... unit production manager
Stuart Macphee .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasmine Alhambra .... second assistant director
Emily Hogan .... second second assistant director
Richard Styles .... first assistant director
Kasia Trojak .... additional second assistant director
 
Art Department
Max Bostic .... swing gang
Randy Bostic .... leadman
Chris Buchinsky .... storyboard artist
Hannah Cook .... art production assistant
Von Do .... graphics
Melissa Gelmo .... assistant property master
Amanda Hallberg .... art department assistant
Steven Curtis Husch .... set dresser
Phillis Lehmer .... graphics
Marco López .... swing gang
Oliver Mauldin .... art department intern
Bryan McBrien .... greens foreman
Cynthia Nibler .... property master
Joe Ondrejko .... construction coordinator
Grant Sawyer .... props
Randy Severino .... swing gang
Lulu Stewart .... set decoration buyer
Cheree Welsh .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Richard Beggs .... sound designer
Ronni Brown .... foley artist
Sean Byrnes .... sound utility (second unit)
Chris Gridley .... foley editor
Heather Gross .... sound effects editor
Matthew Hartman .... adr editor
Michael Kirchberger .... dialogue editor
Michael Kirchberger .... supervising sound editor
Kraig Kishi .... boom operator
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Dan Randall .... foley assistant
Tom Ryan .... adr mixer
William Storkson .... foley supervisor
Susumu Tokunow .... sound mixer
Wen Hsuan Tseng .... adr recordist
Roy Waldspurger .... dialogue editor
Roy Waldspurger .... sound re-recording mixer
Zach Wrobel .... sound utility
 
Special Effects by
Steve Austin .... special effects foreman
Joe Pancake .... special effects foreman
David Peterson .... special effects
Elia P. Popov .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Jeffrey Edward Baksinski .... digital effects supervisor
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer
Joey Bonander .... visual effects producer: Zoic Studios
Kristen Branan .... visual effects
Andrew G. Cox .... visual effects producer
Syd Dutton .... visual effects
Colin Feist .... compositor
Nicholas Lund-Ulrich .... compositing supervisor: Scoundrel
Richard Nehmad .... visual effects artist
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects
Marco Recuay .... visual effects supervisor: Scoundrel
Cassy Vasile .... visual effects coordinator
Amy W. Wong .... digital compositor
Neil Craig .... compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Nash Edgerton .... stunt coordinator
Agathe Anne G .... stunt double: Georgia Rock
Chris O'Hara .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Craig Bauer .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Bauman .... gaffer
Troy Boggess .... lighting technician
Jeremy Cannon .... digital utility tech
James Coffin .... best boy grip
Andrew Crankshaw .... second assistant camera
Thomas M. Dangcil .... best boy electric
Tana Dubbe .... key grip
Jeff Flohr .... digital imaging technician
Matt Horochowski .... dolly grip
Andrew Korner .... electrician
John Mang .... dolly grip
Jason McCormick .... director of photography: second unit
Paul Metcalf .... first assistant camera
Michael Moretti .... video assist
Merrick Morton .... still photographer
Diesel Pfingsten .... additional second assistant camera
Nicolas Restrepo .... first assistant camera
Danny Stephens .... key grip: second unit
Manny Tapia .... gaffer: second unit
Zoran Veselic .... first assistant camera
Bradley Everett Wilson .... camera supporter
 
Animation Department
Keira Alexandra .... animated stills
Dominika Nicman .... animator
 
Casting Department
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Cioffoletti .... costumer
Nicola Clegg .... assistant costume designer
Angelica Gleason .... costume assistant
Michelle Liu .... set costumer
Cleo Mannell .... set costumer
Patricia McLaughlin .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Zachary A. Schwartz .... assistant editor
Salomé Stulberg .... post-production assistant
Keenan Mock .... digital intermediate assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Drew Bayers .... music clearance
Michael Perfitt .... score engineer
Michael Perfitt .... score mixer
Brian Reitzell .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Dave Hannah .... driver
Mark Holmes .... driver
Eric Miller .... transportation captain
Sean J. Moore .... driver
Victor Moore .... driver
Terry Murphy .... transportation co-captain
George Schmid .... driver
Larry Smith .... driver
Chris Walden .... driver
Chris Walden .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
Mary Bailey .... script supervisor
Philip Barnes .... assistant location manager
Steve Berman .... completion bond
Susan Bliss .... post production scripts
David A. Brauer .... film auditor
Paul Brennan .... legal counsel
Omar Bustos .... assistant to producers
Michelle A. De Mayo .... first assistant accountant
Sylvia Desrochers .... unit publicist
Michael Dooley .... on-set intern
Julianne Eggold .... assistant location manager
Blake Farris .... creative consultant
Glenn D. Feig .... production legal counsel
Danny Finn .... assistant location manager
Jonathan Focil .... assistant production coordinator
Agathe Anne G .... double: Georgia Rock
Katy Galow .... set production assistant
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialect coach: Emma Watson
Allison Hindin .... teacher
Jeffrey A. Hunter .... assistant location manager
Syndey Huynh .... production coordinator
Angie Kern .... set medic
Timber Kislan .... production accountant
Elizabeth Kitchens .... production secretary
Drew Kordik .... production assistant
Mike Lane .... client service
Cathy Marshall .... payroll accountant
Stephen Mastrocola .... production intern
Leo Matchett .... pre-production consultant
Joey Mendez .... office production assistant
Michael W. Miliotti .... animal trainer
Christopher Miller .... location manager
Lindsay Mizrahi .... assistant location manager
Eugene Pikulin .... legal counsel
Joshua Ravetch .... product placement
Ana Valverde .... stand-in/photo double
Donna Wills .... payroll clerk
Stephanie Worth .... stand-in
Susie Wrenn .... post production accountant
Saena Yi .... teacher
 
Thanks
Eleanor Coppola .... thanks (as Mom)
Francis Ford Coppola .... thanks (as Dad)
Stephen Dorff .... thanks
Paris Hilton .... thanks
Peter Oberth .... thanks
Harris Savides .... dedicatee
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for teen drug and alcohol use, and for language including some brief sexual references
Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Color | Black and White (some scenes)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Prior to shooting, Sofia Coppola got the cast to fake-burgle a house to see what mistakes they'd make.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): (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 »
Quotes:
Laurie:Girls, time for your Adderall!See more »
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Is this film based on a true story and if so, where can I find it?
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110 out of 160 people found the following review useful.
Interesting Concept, Boring Execution, 17 May 2013
Author: cgmovies from United States

I saw an early screening of The Bling Ring and I have to say my expectations were not met, in fact the movie did not even come close to meeting them. When I heard that Emma Watson was going to be in a movie about a group of teenagers robbing rich celebrities I have to say I was intrigued. Add on top of that the fact that Sofia Coppola is the director, she also made the excellent Lost in Translation, and I was guaranteed to be seeing it sometime in theaters.

The film is based on the true story of a group of teenagers that lived in or around Calabasas, California. Sometime during the period of October 2008 through August 2009 the group, called the "Bling Ring", stole about $3 million in cash and belongings from celebrities including Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Lindsay Lohan.

It is a fascinating story and one that sounds like a terrific setup for a film but the execution is terribly bland. If you have watched the trailer for the film it seems like it is going to be an insane mashup of partying scenes and what most people are going to be looking forward to Emma Watson and her friends robbing celebrities left and right. These scenes are in the movie but in the film they are not exciting or insane in any way. The robbing scenes all start off with the group looking up the celebrities house on the internet and then finding out if they are out of town or not. They then proceed to just drive up to the house, get out, walk up the driveway, walk around the house trying to open doors, and then when they find an unlocked one just walk right into the house. The filming is so lazy and simple that these scenes are as exciting as watching your neighbor unlock his front door and go inside after coming home from work. Then the actual robbing parts are just the group picking up the celebrities valuables and then constantly saying "Oh my god this looks hot!" Repeat this process for a good 20 times and you have the first 3/4 of the entire movie.

The characters in the film are based on the actual teenagers but their names have been changed. Contrary to the film's marketing selling Emma Watson as the main character she is actually not the ringleader of the group. Instead it is a girl named Rebecca played by Katie Chang. The film centers on Rebecca and her best friend Marc played by Israel Broussard. Their acting is so average and their interactions are so boring that it is hard to care for them at all. In fact the only above average performance in the movie is from Emma Watson and surprisingly she only plays a small role in the film until the end of the movie.

Altogether I am not sure who The Bling Ring was made for. The intended audience appeared to be teenagers but with a R-rating most of that audience is unable to pay to see it. But at the same time it cannot be for this group because the film tries so hard to be artistic. Case in point one of the heist scenes is a continuous shot of the exterior of a house while the characters are running around inside of it for a good four minutes. So the film is too slow to be for teenagers with small attention spans but it is not relatable or intelligent enough for anyone in their 20's or older. And as for those Emma Watson fans they should be prepared to be disappointed because she is not even on screen for a large portion of the movie.

The Bling Ring is a missed opportunity as it could have been an exciting teenage heist film but is instead a film that tries to be artsy and drags on for way too long. If you have to see it rent it on DVD but otherwise you will not be missing anything.

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