The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Quiet teenager Marc Hall arrives as a new student at Indian Hills High School in Agoura Hills, California. He is befriended by fame-obsessed Rebecca Ahn. 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 persuades him to join her in breaking into his house. 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 Moore, Nicki's adoptive sister Sam, and Chloe Tainer, 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....
(Around 52 mins) The cameraman is vaguely reflected in one of the girls' sunglasses as the group walks down the sidewalk - before the scene where they return to rob Hilton's house a second time. See more »
This film tell a group of teenagers obsessed with celebrity and materialism, who burgle celebrities' homes.
Sophie Coppola has a big family name to live up to, and people expect only the best from her. I have to say "The Bling Ring" is disappointing for me, as it concentrates so much on the teenagers' partying and materialism. Their characters are so hollow, and in fact the whole plot is so hollow that I don't care about any of the characters. Their antisocial behaviour is glamorized, but they seem to live in their own bubble. Peer recognition, which should be important to them and would have made the film a bit more interesting, is not emphasised enough. After all the dancing, partying and helping themselves to clothes and shoes, what a surprise, there is a message for the viewers. However, this message is so brief and so buried under the superficiality of it all. The film is ruined for me already.
If you want to have a glimpse of Paris Hilton's home, then watch "The Bling Ring". Otherwise, there is little reason to watch it.
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