The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring

DVD - 2013
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Inspired by actual events, The Bling Ring tells the story of a group of fame-obsessed teenagers living in the suburbs of Los Angeles who use the internet to track celebrities, whereabouts in order to rob their empty homes. Ringleader Rebecca leads the group of misfits including Marc, Nicki, Sam and Chloe on the ultimate heist for designer clothes and jewelry; and what starts out as teenage fun quickly spins out of control.


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Oct 08, 2019

Hollywood celebrity-culture obsessed teenagers use the internet to figure out who's out of town, then break into the star's home and steal their bling. Shiny objects, purses, perfume, watches. Anything to make them feel part of LA celebrity culture. They'll take cash if they can find it of course. Possible adverse consequences? Doesn't seem to even occur to them. They don't need the stuff; they don't really even want it; they just like the rush, the excitement. Based on a true story. Good acting and cinematography. Troubling subject matter, but entertaining. Recommended.

onehalfofyouth Jan 29, 2019

Soundtrack is amazing.

Oct 17, 2018

This is a vapid flick with pretty teenage girls breaking into Hollywood stars' homes when they are out for the evening. Most of the movie is them trying on other people's clothes, or driving around and singing along to rap songs.
Avoid this, but probably some fans have to watch every Emma Watson film, even the crappy ones.

Aug 03, 2017

The Bling Ring is among some of my favourite movies of all time. It’s based on the true story of the Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch, a group of teenagers, who, in 2008 and 2009, robbed from celebrities’ homes. The real story itself is immensely twisted and interesting and the movie captures the essence of the real thing perfectly. The characters reflect on the real teenage population today, by rebelling against what their parents want them to do and instead doing illegal activities in which they brag about to their friends later on in order to gain some sort of credit. The way they look, think, and act mirrors real teenagers today, but the way they act so impulsively on it makes the movie all the more thrilling and exciting. It had me on the edge of my seat because one question lingers the whole time: “Will they get caught?” Which was a suspenseful feeling. The characters are so focused on fame and fortune, and although most characters come off as ‘bratty’, it adds to the whole mood of the story. This movie is perfect for anyone who loves glamour and pop culture, as that is an obsession many of the characters have. They recklessly move from home to home, stealing millions of dollars worth of things, and yet still manage to live the life of an average student come daylight. The way they, as a group, live this double life as an investigation rises against them, is very interesting. The plot itself is easy to follow and flows very smoothly throughout the whole film. You can see really see how the characters develop and how they push their limits more and more after every heist. All in all, it’s extremely suspenseful and thrilling and each portrayal of each character is near perfect. I would rate this movie a 5/5 stars.
- @AllegroReader of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 06, 2017

A group of entitled kids taking something that doesn't belong to them. The movie was okay.

The proper context in which to view BLING RING is the teenage exploitation film. Think BLACKBOARD JUNGLE or RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP. Youth in all its anti-social amoral hedonism. Those of us out in audienceland can cluck our tongues and wag our heads as the girls snort pilfered coke, steal designer clothes from Hollywood stars and then shake their booties on the dance floor. Emma Watson's portrayal of the home-schooled New Age Great White Shark is worthy of the praise it has garnered.

britprincess1ajax Apr 12, 2016

I don't think I like Sofia Coppola films all that much. Other than THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, I am always left disappointed. THE BLING RING is no exception. It's certainly not the worst film she's made, but it lacks any true feeling. Everything feels fabricated, which isn't what you want when you're trying to suspend the audience's disbelief. The only real performance comes from Emma Watson, who has proven herself an extraordinarily versatile talent. Other than that, though, THE BLING RING feels empty and I can't recommend it.

May 20, 2015

Wow...what a movie...and it's a TRUE story that was inspired by actual events.. about a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes. Very interesting...a must watch!

Feb 09, 2015

Not as bad as the rating here - not a ton of plot, but was based on actual events of dumb kids.

kendalliah Sep 16, 2014

Everything about this movie was completely insufferable.

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Mar 28, 2014

This movie is an amazing retelling of the burglary accounts/incidents that affected several of Hollywood's/Pop culture's most known and beloved celebrities. Emma Watson does an amazing job taking on the role of a conceited, overzealous, self entitled young adult committing heinous acts, larceny, and other illicit activity.


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