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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 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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

It is said by insiders that Emma Watson watched her character's, Alexis Neiers, reality television show, Pretty Wild (2010), to study her body language and how she acted around people. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Nicki: You're stressing me out!
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

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Written by Azealia Banks and Jef Martens
Performed by Azealia Banks featuring Jef Martens (as Lazy Jay)
Courtesy of Interscope Records / Be Yourself Catalogue BV
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not enough material
2 October 2013 | by christophe92300See all my reviews

For someone who knows a bit the true story on which it is based, the movie absolutely puts no new perspective on the facts themselves or the members of the Bling Ring. The script consists of an extremely redundant succession of burglaries, punctuated by a few excerpts from interviews which unsubtly try to explain the motivations of those teenagers. The plot lacks substance, there is almost no dramatic tension, and even the atmosphere, one of Coppola's work's most appealing aspect, has here trouble establishing itself and carrying away the viewer. The movie gets boring quite quickly and after an hour, it seems two have passed. In the end, it is not sure that this story deserved a feature.


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Language:

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Release Date:

21 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$214,395, 16 June 2013

Gross USA:

$5,845,732

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,045,576
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1.85 : 1
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