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Bling Ring - Film Review

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Published August 4th 2013
I see, I want, I take
"Let's go shopping!"

The opening line of Sophia Coppola's hip new movie Bling Ring says it all. It is a fast paced and edgy social commentary about today's youth and their obsession with celebrity and instantaneous wealth and popularity.

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Based on a true story of a group of over indulged but badly parented school friends, it follows a few weeks in their lives when they thought they were above the law. Hailing from the suburbs of Beverly Hills, these teens were preoccupied by the fashions and lifestyles of their rich and famous role models, the Hollywood A-Listers.

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Following the whereabouts of their favourite celebrities via the internet they simply googled the homes they wanted to invade. Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr and Jessica Biel were among their victims and their homes were burgled while they were attending movie premieres or hosting parties overseas. Amazingly, their homes were extremely easy to break into, either having doors unlocked or leaving a key under the mat.

Paris Hilton's house also features in the movie as they 'shopped in it' on multiple occasions. Her front doors open up to a house filled with self love and extravagance. Rooms full of sparkling jewellery, racks of designer clothing, colour coded shoes and shelves of sunglasses tempted the teens.

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The Bling Ring enjoyed their spoils by wearing their latest gains to parties and openly bragging about the celebrity's homes that they had been in. They also posted photos on Facebook which further enhanced their popularity among their peers.

Starring Emma Watson, Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga, Leslie Mann and with Paris Hilton making a cameo appearance, Bling Ring is an entertaining must see movie.

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