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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

Quiet teenager Marc Hall arrives as a new student at Indian Hills High School in Agoura Hills, California. He is befriended by fame-obsessed Rebecca Ahn. While at a party at Rebecca's house, the pair check unlocked vehicles on the street, taking valuables such as cash and credit cards. When Marc mentions that one of his wealthy acquaintances is out of town, Rebecca persuades him to join her in breaking into his house. Rebecca steals a handbag, mentioning that her idol, Lindsay Lohan, has the same one. She also steals cash and the keys to a Porsche, which the pair use to flee the scene. With the cash, the two go on a shopping spree, affording themselves the luxury lifestyle they admire in magazines. Marc visits a nightclub with Rebecca and her friends Nicki Moore, Nicki's adoptive sister Sam, and Chloe Tainer, where they rub shoulders with celebrities such as Kirsten Dunst and Paris Hilton. While researching Hilton on the Internet, Marc and Rebecca realize that she will be out of town....

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Taglines:

If you can't be famous, be infamous. 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 »

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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

This was the last film of Harris Savides, who died in October 2012, six months after the end of principal photography. When he became ill partway through shooting, Christopher Blauvelt was brought in to complete the film; the two share credit. See more »

Goofs

As Nicki is being shoved into the police car, a camera shadow is briefly visible on the arresting officer. See more »

Quotes

Marc: If I ever became not your friend anymore, would you rob me?
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Features Angst (1983) See more »

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Hell Of A Night
Written by Schoolboy Q (as Quincey Hanley) and Dacoury Natche
Performed by Schoolboy Q (as ScHoolBoy Q)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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