The Bling Ring

Privileged white teens expecting a consequence-free life of robbing celebrities? Thankfully, Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, based on real incidents that happened in 2008 and 2009, has a biting and darkly comic tone. The cast is largely made up of newcomers, including standout first-timer Israel Broussard as Marc, the group’s lone male whose obvious sexuality is never treated as a “Big Deal.” The gang also includes Emma Watson, firmly shedding Hermione here. It’s the second “girls gone wild” film this year for upstart distributor A24, but unlike Spring BreakersThe Bling Ring is a fairly entertaining, definitely watchable film with characters you want to watch.

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