Steve at the Movies: “The Bling Ring”

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Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes.  The Bling Ring is a 2013 American crime drama film based on true events. Directed, written and produced by Sofia Coppola, it stars newcomers Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, and Claire Julien, as well as Emma Watson and Taissa Farmiga.

Police are investigating the connections of the Hollywood Hills burglaries.
Hopefully, you get another perspective that they`ve kinda taken it too far.
The understatement of the year from the director who`s a spoiled California kid herself, the daughter of Frances Ford Coppola.
You can get caught up in the teen bad behavior thing but hopefully it`ll give you something to think about.
While I`ve never thought Sofia had much talent and got everything because of her dad … I have to give her props this time.  She does a good and creative job telling the story based on true events.
This morning we are going to make vision boards about people who are demonstrating good character – like Angelina Jolie!
Homeschooling gone wrong… And boy did the teenage thieves get a lesson in conspicuous consumption.  To me the craziest part of the movie is seeing all the stuff in Paris Hilton`s home – she let them shoot there for the movie.
It`s enough to make your stomach turn … and the whole thing`s a disturbing snapshot on American culture at its worst.
It never gets old watching them rob house after house – stealing the most over-the-top possessions they can find.

The only mistake was making it an R rated movie.  I think it should be PG-13 so schools could use it to teach kids how NOT to live… and I`m not just talking about the teens in the story – but the stars they stole from.