“I’ve seen A LOT of movies. All sorts of plots and characters and events that all seem sorta formulaic and repetitive after a while. So if you’re going to have a unique storyline, the only possible place to pull from is actual events. The whole stranger than fiction adage is rather true. Thus, we have Sophia Coppola’s The Bling Ring. A pulled from the headlines story about a group of bored teens who spend their days stealing designer clothing from celebrity closets. A plot that absurd can only be real. And that’s what drew me to it.
I thought it was a rather fascinating portrait of battling teenage ennui. Yeah, they were kind of your typical annoying and entitled teenagers, but what they were doing really drew me in. Personally, I don’t care about designer labels, but watching them raid stashes of it made me want to be there pilfering and trying things on. They made me want the same glamorous lifestyle they were so desperate for, and I felt envy right along with them as they were rifling thru all the pretty things.
The plot did start to drag eventually, since there was only so far you could take things. And eventually their high and mighty mannerisms did start to get to me as well. Again, teenage girls, not my favorite demographic. Doesn’t take long for them to get on your every last nerve.
I was drawn in by Emma Watson. She’s certainly made some very good post-Potter career decisions, although I think most of her effort is being used to keep her accent in check. But that’s what these fun little indies are for
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