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Director:
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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Living the Dream, One Heist at a Time See more »
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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. | Full synopsis »
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4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Rated R for teen drug and alcohol use, and for language including some brief sexual references
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90 min
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Kirsten Dunst's cameo, as herself, was not part of the original script. Instead, it was incorporated into the film, after Dunst visited Sofia Coppola on set. Dunst previously starred in Coppola's The Virgin Suicides (1999) and Marie Antoinette (2006).See more »
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Revealing mistakes: The character played by Emma Watson, while seen holding a cigarette and putting it to her lips, is quite obviously not inhaling said cigarette, revealing that she isn't actually smoking.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.See more »
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144 out of 215 people found the following review useful.
If you are reading this..., 11 July 2013
Author: icreatefilms_UK from United Kingdom

Sofia please stop. Just for a second and consider that for those of us who are less privileged than yourself - spending 10 Euros to see a film is a lot of money. Asking us to sit in and watch your film for 90 minutes…well that is also quite a lot of time to ask. We (yes it was a group of us) found your film to be lazy, boring and superficial.

At the start of the film it's declared that the film was based on a Vanity Fair article – which says it all. It felt like the vanity fair article, google, TMZ and YouTube were the only source of research for this poor script.

Sofia seemed to approach this film with the same degree of snideness and holier than though attitude that I'm sure that same article evoked. You cannot judge your characters negatively and then write about them. As a result what you get is a bunch of shallow, one dimensional characters like the ones I had to endure for so long. 'That's the point' – you may say – 'they are one dimensional, they are shallow'. Well I looked up Emma Watsons real life character on YouTube – she had much more depth than what Emma led us to believe and I was far more intrigued by her than what was presented on screen. Instead Sofia wants us just to laugh at these people - distance ourselves from them, put our behaviour above them as well, that's easy and it's wrong.

For anyone reading this I implore you to wait to watch this on an outlet that doesn't involve you wasting any of your hard earned money because it's not worth it. I can promise you that. The story is about a bunch of girls who seem obsessed in acquiring a celebrity lifestyle through any means. We follow them rob houses, post things on facebook, have silly conversations everywhere, driving, getting drunk and generally playing cartoon characters. Everything is so easy and inconsequential. The acting is so, so poor. The story is thin and lazily handled. Little effort, be it staging, pace, thought, editing has been invested into making this into any kind of legitimate film worth thinking about. It actually made me bored – then angry – hence why I am venting through IMDb.

We mustn't also forget that the director – Ms Coppola has a bag line – yes, a bag line with Louis Vuitton…erm… just be weary of this when you next go to see her many films about empty lives. I get that its best to write what you know – but do it in an interesting, profound, humane way – otherwise please don't bother.

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