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The Bling Ring (2011)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 26 September 2011
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Teenagers break into celebrities houses to experience the rich life by stealing their belongings.

Director:

Michael Lembeck

Writer:

Shelley Evans
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Austin Butler ... Zack Garvey
Yin Chang ... Natalie Kim
Tom Irwin ... Detective Archie Fishman
Sebastian Sozzi ... Detective Jenks
Jennifer Grey ... Iris Garvey
Wendy Makkena ... Celia Fishman
Spencer Locke ... Maddie Bishop
Tracey Fairaway ... Cherry Cox
Alix Elizabeth Gitter ... Moon
Scott Klace ... Larry Garvey
Renee Olstead ... April
Alex Feldman ... Vin Savage
Blake Robbins ... Mr. Bishop
Michael Rose ... Captain
Sydney Sweeney ... Izzy Fishman
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Teenagers break into celebrities houses to experience the rich life by stealing their belongings.

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gwiazdy i wlamywacze See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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This movie is based on real celebrity robberies that occurred between October 2008 and August 2009, including homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr, Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox, Rachel Bilson, and Audrina Patridge. See more »

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Spoofs TMZ on TV (2007) See more »

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Gettin' That Money
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Julian Davis (as Julian Michael Davis) and Michael Klein (as Mike Klein)
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Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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Looks Like the Celebs Would Eventually Lock Their Doors
11 July 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Bling Ring (2011)

** (out of 4)

Made-for-TV drama about a group of bored teenagers who became known as "The Bling Ring" when they started to gain "fame" by breaking into the homes of various celebrities. I'll admit that I had never heard of this film until after seeing the Sofia Coppola version from 2013. I'm really not sure how fair it is to compare the two films but if you must then there's no question that the one from Coppola is the better one with her style completely taking over the subject and delivering a real gem. This film here will probably appeal to more people who just enjoy watching these Lifetime movies. With that said, this here isn't all that bad but at the same time there's just not too much energy or fun to be found here. I think one of the biggest problems is that the majority of the teenage characters are just downright annoying and rather stupid. Perhaps there's a point to this but it doesn't make them very entertaining to watch. I say this because the film really doesn't give you a good idea of what these kids were like outside of their stealing habits but I think the one section where this film does better than the 2013 version is during a few scenes where the addiction to fame is highlighted. The Natalie Kim character's inability to understand the trouble they're in because she just sees herself as being famous is something that is rather interesting and we needed more scenes like this. The most entertaining aspect of this picture is seeing the lead detective (Tom Irwin) working the case and trying to figure out who is doing what. I think the film would have been much better had they centered the entire film around him because of how good Irwin is in the part. Chang is also good in her role as is Austin Baker in the lead but the screenplay doesn't do much for their characters. THE BLING RING is mildly entertaining if you like these made-for-TV films but the 2013 is the way to go.


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