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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Emma Watson
Taissa Farmiga
Leslie Mann
Gavin Rossdale
Nina Siemaszk
Katie Chang
Israel Broussard
Georgia Rock
Directors
Sofia Coppola
Screenwriters
Sofia Coppola
Running Time
90 minutes

The Bling Ring
The devils stole Prada


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The Bling Ring

Plot
A gaggle of spoiled high-schoolers begin a crime spree using social media and celebrity websites to target the houses of Los Angeles’ glitterati. With a flagrant disregard for anonymity — they don’t don disguises, they boast to their friends — how long will it be before they get caught? Answer: like, duh? The based-on-truth story of a group of California girls who robbed celebrities houses and lived large with their ill-gotten gains.


Verdict
Girls meets Ocean’s Eleven, The Bling Ring might be a film for right now rather than the ages, but Sofia Coppola’s heist movie is visually arresting, well acted, capricious fun.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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