Based on an actual series of robberies during which Southern California teens robbed the likes of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, The Bling Ring, Sofia Coppola’s fifth directorial effort, is a biting satire featuring fun work from Emma Watson in a performance reminiscent of that of Nicole Kidman in To Die For.
The ensemble cast, including Katie Chang, Israel Broussard and Taissa Farmiga, does a good job of portraying vacuous teens obsessed with celebrity—and what those celebrities are wearing.
When they find out a star is out of town, they go to the star’s house—and basically go shopping. At one point, they go to Paris Hilton’s place; Coppola films at Hilton’s actual house.
In typical Coppola style, the film looks great and boasts a terrific soundtrack. It’s a return to form for the director after the sleepy misfire that was Somewhere.
The Bling Ring is now playing at the Regal Rancho Mirage Stadium 16, 72777 Dinah Shore Drive in Rancho Mirage; 760-770-1615.