Emma Watson in Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring"
Emma Watson in Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring is a much better film than the snap judgments out of the Cannes film festival seemed to suggest. Here’s my own review in case you missed it at the time and here’s the official Blurbage:

In the fame-obsessed world of Los Angeles, a group of teenagers take us on a thrilling and disturbing crime-spree in the Hollywood hills. Based on true events, the group, who were fixated on the glamorous life, tracked their celebrity targets online, and stole more than 3 million in luxury goods from their homes. Their victims included Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Rachel Bilson, and the gang became known in the media as “The Bling Ring.”

In THE BLING RING, Oscar Winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola takes us inside the world of these teens, where their youthful naivete and excitement is amplified by today’s culture of celebrity and luxury brand obsession. The members of the Bling Ring introduce us to temptations that any teenager would find hard to resist. And what starts out as youthful fun spins out of control, revealing a sobering view of our modern culture.

With an ensemble cast starring Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Taissa Farmiga, Claire Julien, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Georgia Rock, and Gavin Rossdale, THE BLING RING is written and directed by Sofia Coppola.

The Bling Ring opens June 14th in limited release and goes nationwide on June 21st. Check out the trailerish featurette thingy after the jump.

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