Movie Review: The Bling Ring

Every once in a while I'd find out about films based on true crimes that interests me. I was trying to find other similar movies as Kings of Summer, teen films, and I was recommended this movie, The Bling Ring.

The Bling Ring is based on the case of the Hollywood Burglar Bunch, 7 teens and young adults, who went on a burglaring spree on famous celebrities' homes. This includes Paris Hilton, Audrina Patridge, Rachel Bilson, Megan Fox and Orlando Bloom. The movie tells you how it all started and the lives of these delinquent teens and their associates right up to when they are caught.

Watching the movie, you felt like this is some fictional story on the lives of the rich and privileged teens that has no boundaries on whatever they do whether legally or illegally. You just can't believe how easy was it for them to find and break into the celebrities' houses with just the internet. It does tell you that having access to a lot of privilege can influence you to bad things easily. Peer pressures could also be a factor for someone to fall into this. As with all crimes, what goes around comes around.

The movie stars Emma Watson as one of the teens and also other relatively new young stars you should look out for. Emma Watson's performance however didn't felt convincing for me as a rich girl gone wild. I felt that the movie wasn't anything hard to figure out and the dialogues are nothing hard to understand. The movie as a whole felt very simple: Go in and out of the celebrity house and check out their blings. Maybe it's because the circumstances of the crime is just simple and nothing complicated.

If you want to see teens in expensive clothes and indulge in the fashion of celebrities, maybe you'll like it. If you're looking for some crime solving drama, this is not the movie. Maybe if you wanted to know what happened.


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