The Bling Ring (2013)


Disappointing film from Sofia Coppola with little of her usual filmmaking charm and powerful, low-key psychological imagery. This is Coppola trying to be mainstream, I think, and failing because, frankly, she’s not a mainstream director, which is perfectly fine, damn it! Just make your usual weird crap and stop worrying about what mainstream audiences think! You’re one of the best filmmakers ever, dang it, you shouldn’t be lowering yourself to anyone’s standards!

Anyway, it does have its moments, and Emma Watson is pretty good, but the film doesn’t have very much conflict in it until the last 20 minutes or so, and by then, you just don’t care. And the characters here are so stupid and shallow. It’s infuriating. Another title for this could have easily been “Rich Idiots: The Movie.”

Undercooked and not very interesting. A definite disappointment.


  1. Totally agree with you about the lack of depth, while it is watchable, I didn’t really care about any of the characters – apart from perhaps Emma Watson, who, as you say, does have some good moments. While Marie Antoinette and Lost in Translation are two of my favourite films, this really doesn’t have the same charm…

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