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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.

Director:

Sofia Coppola

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 G. Mac Brown ... Henry
Marc Coppola ... Mr. Hall - Marc's Dad
Janet Song ... Rebecca's Mom
Annie Fitzgerald ... Kate from Vanity Fair
Lorenzo Hunt Lorenzo Hunt ... Police Officer #1 (Nicki's)
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Living the Dream, One Heist at a Time See more »

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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USA | UK | France | Germany | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bling Ring See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$212,537, 16 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,841,046, 6 September 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color | Black and White (some scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Claire Julien (Chloe) was the only cast member who is actually from Los Angeles, and she even 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

(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!
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Connections

Referenced in Happyland: Repeated Infractions (2014) See more »

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Halleluwah
Written by Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay (as Holger Schuering), and Kenji Suzuki
Performed by Can
Courtesy of Mute
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Coppola Disappoints Amidst a Creative Idea
23 June 2013 | by PrinsterishSee 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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