Sunday, 23 February 2014

Movie Review: The Bling Ring (2013)

Movie Review: The Bling Ring (2013)

Cast:

Katie Chang ... Rebecca
Israel Broussard    ...      Marc
Emma Watson ... Nicki
Claire Julien ... Chloe
Taissa Farmiga ... Sam
Georgia Rock ... Emily
Leslie Mann ... Laurie
Carlos Miranda ... Rob
Gavin Rossdale ... Ricky
Stacy Edwards ... Marc's Mom
G. Mac Brown ... Henry
Marc Coppola ... Mr. Hall - Marc's Dad
Janet Song ... Rebecca's Mom

Directed By : Sofia Coppola

Plot:


Released in 2013, The Bling Ring is the re-enactment of the most glamorous robberies of hollywood committed by a fashion-obsessed teenage group.
Movie starts where Marc Hall arrives at Indian Hills High School and befriends Rebecca Ahn. After hanging out with he gets to know about her that she is obsessed with fame and starstrucked by celeb-life.
While at a party at Rebecca's house, the pair check unlocked vehicles on the street, taking valuables such as cash and credit cards.
When Marc mentions that one of his wealthy acquaintances is out of town, Rebecca suggests they go to his house. Marc is very uncomfortable trespassing. Rebecca steals a handbag, mentioning that her idol, Lindsay Lohan, has the same one. She also steals cash and the keys to a Porsche, which the pair use to flee the scene. With the cash, the two go on a shopping spree, affording themselves the luxury lifestyle they admire in magazines.
Marc visits a nightclub with Rebecca and her friends Nicki. (Emma Watson), her adopted sister Sam (Taissa Farmiga), and Chloe (Claire Julien), where they rub shoulders with celebrities such as Kirsten Dunst and Paris Hilton While researching Hilton on the Internet, Marc and Rebecca realize that she will be out of town. The pair go to her house, and finding the key under the doormat, they go through Hilton's belongings, taking some jewelry. Rebecca then flaunts a stolen bracelet to Nicki, Sam, and Chloe at a party.
Nikki sharing the same obsession as Rebecca gets along with them and the others join the group too. They all go back to Paris’s house and get their hands on to whatever the like.



One celeb after another this routine grows on to them and they form the infamous ‘Bling Ring’.
They go on robbing celeb wardrobes when a news report releases captured CCTV footage from the robbery at Audrina Patridge's home. This concerns Marc, but Rebecca is undeterred and instigates a burglary at the home of Rachel Bilson. Word spreads amongst the group's social circles, and the girls proudly boast of their accomplishments at parties, also posting photographs of the stolen items on social media sites. The group ultimately robs the home of Lohan, Rebecca's celebrity idol. Shortly after, Rebecca moves to Las Vegas with her father due to troubles at home, leaving some of her stolen items with Marc, who inadvertently helps Rebecca transfer stolen items across state lines.
News reports of the Hollywood Hills burglaries intensify, with the media labeling the group "The Bling Ring". CCTV from several robberies in addition to the evidence on social media allows authorities to identify the group. Police arrest Marc, Nicki, Chloe, Rebecca, Rob, and Ricky, however Sam is not identified in the footage and avoids arrest. Marc cooperates with the police, informing them on the details of the burglaries, much to the chagrin of Rebecca, who has been identified as the ringleader. A Vanity Fair journalist interviews Marc, who is remorseful, and Nicki, who vehemently suggests the others were at fault, and that she was simply involved with the wrong people. The group is ultimately prosecuted, receiving varying amounts of jail time and is ordered to collectively pay millions of dollars in restitution for the stolen items.



The group serves its jail time, and Marc and Rebecca each go into seclusion from the press. A few months later, Nicki is on a talk show talking about her time in jail, and reveals that her cell was next to Lohan's. After digressing, she turns to the audience (and the viewers) as she finds a way to enhance her newfound notoriety, telling them to visit her now-popular website detailing her life after The Bling Ring.

Review:

The Bling Ring is particularly prepared to make fashion and celeb lovers go loose their mind totally as they flash the awesome wardrobes of celebs. But it becomes a fact that the movie succeeds in what wasn’t its first priority. The whole thing was a re-enactment to the most amazingly done robbery by a bunch of teenagers, the point is much deeper than that. 
"It tells how far sickly obsessed teenagers can go,
But in summation the movie is a worth-watch!"
I will Rate this Movie with 
**** 

Reviewed By : Adina Farid

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