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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 »
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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An atmospheric, blackly comic look at celebrity obsession See more (148 total) »

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 Attorney (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
Richard Beggs .... music editor
Jill Meyers .... music clearance
Michael Perfitt .... music recordist
Brian Reitzell .... music recordist
Brian Reitzell .... music supervisor
Michael Perfitt .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
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
Lincoln Bandlow .... legal
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
Omar Bustos .... producer: behind the scenes
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
Kevin Kloecker .... intern
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
Christopher Neil .... rehearsal advisor
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Claire Julien (Chloe) is the only cast member who's actually from LA. She helped the others learn the Calabasas dialect. Emma Watson is from England, Israel Broussard is from Mississippi, Katie Chang is from Chicago, and Taissa Farmiga is from New Jersey.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:
Rebecca:We're in L.A. Don't be such a little bitch!See more »
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44 out of 72 people found the following review useful.
An atmospheric, blackly comic look at celebrity obsession, 22 June 2013
Author: BertMacklin_9 from United States

Sofia Coppola is one of the most interesting and divisive filmmakers working today. It seems that with every new film she releases there's always a wide array of responses, both positive and negative. And that's very true with her new film, The Bling Ring. Some love it, and some loathe it. I personally enjoyed it very much, and the more I think about it, the more I like it and would maybe even see it again. It's an interesting and atmospheric look at American celebrity and media culture that bleakly shows how we can think being rich and famous can make us "happy."

The film is based on a Vanity Fair article about how in 2008, a group of Californian teenagers (4 girls & 1 boy) stole millions-of-dollars worth of clothing and jewelry and possessions from celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Megan Fox, and others. It's a stranger-than- fiction kind of story that could lend itself to exploitation, satire, or even heavy-handed moralizing, but Coppola distances herself from the lurid material and simply displays it as a set of facts. It's a cold, deadpan film, but there's several fascinating moments of insight and darkly funny commentary that make it interesting. It's been compared to Harmony Korine's similar film "Spring Breakers," which also features several young girls trying to experience the media's view of what a fun Spring Break is. Whereas that film is knowingly repetitive in its dialogue and images and very violent and exploitative to get its point across, Coppola goes for a more restrained and almost documentary type of style. In fact, there's several instances where the main action is interrupted and we see scenes of the characters being interviewed after the events or TMZ-like celebrity news stories.

The Bling Ring is benefited by its central young actors who give strong, naturalistic performances that feel so live-in that they give an improvisational feel. The leaders of the Bling Ring are Marc (Israel Broussard) and Rebecca (Katie Chang). Marc is the quiet, insecure gay kid who soon is taken under the wing of Rebecca, who's troubled yet confident and cold-as-ice. Broussard is charming and subtly sympathetic and Chang is hyper-perceptive, smart, and cold but not without a conscience. There's Chloe (Claire Julien), the loud and outgoing one in the group. Then there's sisters Sam (Taissa Farmiga) and Nicki (Emma Watson). It's interesting seeing Watson in a supporting role since she's arguably the most famous out of the central gang, but it pays off because of Nicki's larger-than-life, self-absorbed Valley Girl personality. Watson is the scene-stealer of the film with her smart and satirical performance that never goes over-the-top and always feels real, which makes the character that much more misguided and tragic. It's early to say something like this, but it's a performance that deserves some Best Supporting Actress recognition. Also very good and inspired here is the always funny Leslie Mann, who plays the flighty mom of Sam and Nicki and teaches them the ever so spiritual teachings of "The Secret." There's a scene near the end of the film between Watson and Mann that is just pure, dark comedy gold.

The plot mostly consists of the gang clubbing, breaking into houses, driving around, and trying on clothes. It sounds repetitive, and well, technically it is. But Coppola distinguishes each break-in with its own tone and style and you can very subtly see how the characters change as they become more and more comfortable with invading the houses. For example, the break-in of Audrina Patridge's house is all done in one, long take from outside, across the street as Marc and Rebecca rummage through all her things and run from room-to-room and eventually leave. Another break-in finds Sam cluelessly waving around Megan Fox's pistol without a care in the world. And one of the film's most telling and haunting shots comes when the gang is inside Lindsay Lohan's house and Rebecca stares at the mirror and smiles so genuinely that it almost seems like that's the happiest she's ever been. It's a truly disturbing and haunting moment and the film is full of subtle images that let you into the characters' psyche and ego.

But the glue that holds the film together is the dynamic between Marc and Rebecca. There's several poignant and moving moments between the two characters that cut through the film like a knife and let you into the ultimately empty and sad feelings the two characters have. Their scenes and dialogue are so sharply drawn that it reminds you just how gifted of a writer Coppola is as well.

So this movie just worked for me. It's not a film that's trying to dig deep into it's subject, and it's not even really interested in telling you all of the details about this group of young robbers. It's ultimately this odd, off-kilter tone poem that's beautiful to look at and at times surprisingly poignant and hilarious. (And lastly I'd like to mention the great and legendary work of cinematographer Harris Savides, who, during shooting this film, passed away from brain cancer. The film is dedicated to him.)

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