The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring

Sofia Coppola’s film The Bling Ring perfectly captures the growing culture of celebrity obsession and the infatuation we have with the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Based on true events, the story follows a group of Los Angeles Teenagers (also known as the Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch, The Burglar Bunch, and the Hollywood Hills Burglars) as they rob a series of celebrity homes over the space of a year.

Sofia Coppola re-tells the story in her perfect Coppola style. Beats pound as the screen flashes with countless Louboutin shoes, an enormous bottle of Belvedere vodka with a giant sparkler travels in slow motion across the screen as the group celebrate their new found power and hair is swung wildly around the countless nightclubs they attend. You literally feel the adrenaline rush when the characters realise that Paris Hilton’s unlocked home is actually a free-for-all shopping spree.

The Bling Ring is an outrageous story and despite this, it will certainly still make you think twice about perhaps your own infatuation with particular celebrities. I know I did.

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The Bling Ring is an outrageous story and despite this, it will certainly still make you think twice about perhaps your own infatuation with particular celebrities. I know I did.

Watch the trailer here.