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The Bling Ring (2013) – ‘That Went Around Robbing Celebrities’


The Bling Ring is a 2013 American satirical black comedy crime film based on a true story. A film is directed, written and produced by a well-known director Sofia Coppola. The cast of the Movie is mostly newcomer which includes Israel Broussard, Katie Chang and Claire Julien, and also Taissa Farmiga and Emma Watson. The Bling Ring began in March 2012. It opened the uncertain Regard section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and released in the United States on June 14 (limited) and on June 21 (nationwide). The film receives both positive reviews, with critics praising the performances of Watson’s, Broussard and Chang.

The Bling Ring (2013) – 2Emma Watson Walk 

The Plot Moves Around

Shadowy found circling a glass-walled house. They enter the house and went straight into the bedroom. Sleigh Bells, “Crown on the Ground”. With the guitar and drums they make loud sound. The figures’ faces now visible and these faces are high school kids including boys and girls. They open the door of nearest bedroom and start to pick the necklaces, shoes and purses.

This is the first scene of the movie. The role of Ring’s leaders was played by Katie Chang and Israel Broussard, while Rachel Lee and Frank Prugo, who played the role of Rebecca Ahn and Marc Hall. Rebecca and Marc meet in the school and soon they become fast friends. Both are thrill-seekers and for the sake of thrill they steal from a neighbor but soon they make their target celebrities including Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Lohan, and also Rachel Bilson and Paris Hilton. They wait their targets until their target is out of the town for a piece of work.

Soon their gang expands and to include Chloe (Claire Julien), Sam (Taissa Farmiga), and Nicki (Emma Watson), group’s most disreputable members includes Alexis Neiers, Chang, Broussard, Julien, and also Farmiga.

The structure of the movie is linear, the gang party, then rob, then party, then rob, over and over. The Movie steals several million dollars in jewelry and clothes, and most of them they keep for their own use. They desire to live super-rich. Regardless how much money any target has, they always ready to envy some target.

The movie represents the hard work of Harris Savides, the greatest American cinematographer of the past 15 years, who died of brain cancer while the film was in post-production phase. The film is then dedicated to him.

The Bling Ring (2013) – sitting in a bedroom and couch The Bling Ring (2013) – Emma Watson at home The Bling Ring (2013) – Emma Watson at night club 

Cast Overview

Its cast include Katie Chang as Rebecca Ahn (Rachel Lee), Israel Broussard as Marc Hall (Nick Prugo), Emma Watson as Nicki Moore (Alexis Neiers), Claire Julien as Chloe Tainer (Courtney Ames), Taissa Farmiga as Sam Moore (Tess Taylor), Leslie Mann as Laurie Moore (Andrea Arlington-Dunn), Georgia Rock as Emily Moore (Gabby Neiers), Carlos Miranda as Rob (Roy Lopez, Jr.), Gavin Rossdale as Ricky (Johnny “Dangerous” Ajar), Stacy Edwards as Mrs. Hall, G. Mac Brown as Henry, Marc Coppola as Mr. Hall, Janet Song as Mrs. Ahn, Annie Fitzgerald as Kate (Nancy Jo Sales), Doug DeBeech as Adam, Erin Daniels as Shannon, Patricia Lentz as Judge Henley & Maika Monroe as Beach Girl.

Customer Feedback for ‘The Bling Ring’

◘ Positive Feedback

Paul Allaer says about the American Movie that “The Bling Ring” (2013 release; 90 min.) brings the now-familiar story of how a group of teenagers living in suburban Los Angeles, with too much time on their hands and an insatiable appetite for “Bling”, decide to start robbing houses of celebrities while they are out of town. I am not spoiling the plot when I tell you that the “group of five” (4 girls and 1 guy), along with a couple of others, eventually get found out… Read Full Review

◘ Negative Feedback

J. B. Taylor says about the American Movie that ‘There was nothing to this film. It was pointless. Emma Watson gives a great performance but that is literally the only good thing about the film. It wasn’t that it was badly written, or acted, or shot. It was just pointless. Nothing really happened. Don’t waste your time with this film.’

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