Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Bling RIng

A group of tabloid crazed, celebrity obsessed upper end high schoolers begin getting thrills by breaking into cars in ritzy Beverly Hills neighborhoods and get the brazen, somewhat inspired idea to research their favorite celebs' travel plans, google their addresses, and waltz right into their homes while they're away. Based on a true crime story that inspired a Vanity Fair article, The Bling Ring is a skillful exercise from Sofia Coppola who again demonstrates her dexterity behind the camera but doesn't feel compelled to go beyond obvious comments of her shallow subjects or offer anything of value more than would a TMZ like program or a grocery aisle rag.