“Come on, let’s go to Paris’. I wanna rob.” Take an extremely mediatised crime , a pair of glittery Louboutins , some egotistical teenagers and there you have the plot to Sofia Coppola’s latest, highly anticipated film , The Bling Ring.
I tend to love her films , always so aesthetically pleasing ,caputuring Los Angeles through a glamorous yet truthful lens , capturing the environment she was raised in the way only a local can.What stuck with me about this film was that the actors embodied the frivolous , foolish and fame obsessed characters perfectly without making them look pathetic, they make you truly understand why they did what they did. Their obsession with celebrity and fame was such an obvious downward spiral , that at the end of the film you just know that they have trapped themselves and yet, four out of five of them don’t seem to mind. If there was ever a statement showing how our culture is so celebrity-minded , this is it. Probably the most remarkable thing about this story is that it happened , adding a decadent real-ness to the film. Like the character Mark says at the end of the film , ” America has this fascination with a Bonnie and Clyde kind of thing” and that is exactly the reason why I felt this film was so interesting. Definitely a go see, if you have not already.
(Quote above taken from the film’s posters and from the film)