The Bling Ring....
It's not often that I so completely disagree with a film poster!
But having watched The Bling Ring this weekend, I feel I should give fair warning.
In all my years of watching films, I don't think I have ever disagreed with a movie poster quite so much!
The Bling Ring is quite simply one of the most loathsome and banal films I have watched in a many a long day. 90 minutes of my life that I would be very happy to get back.
Before filming began Coppola declared - “I’m dedicated to trying to make something artistic and poetic that shows our culture today.”
What she achieved was exactly the opposite.
This was no satire but instead felt to me like a deeply shallow and depressing opus to greed.
In a world obsessed with celebrities, material possessions and conspicuous consumption, what happens when an obsession of their lives goes a little too far? In “The Bling Ring” you see how far a few teenagers were willing to go to live the life of luxury like their favorite stars
This teenage burglary ring targeted the homes of Young Hollywood between 2008 and 2009. The thieves, most of them recent high-school graduates from Calabasas, in the San Fernando Valley, made off with nearly $3m (£1.9m) in designer clothing, jewellery, luggage and art from “stars” including Paris Hilton,Megan Fox, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom.
Paris Hilton was considered a good target for burglary because she was "dumb" and “she didn’t really contribute to society.”She was robbed five times before the young thieves eventually stole every jewel given to her by her grandmother.
Much has been made of the fact that filming took place in Paris's actual home and I have to say that my mouth actually fell open at the amount of "stuff" on display as well as the endless images of herself looking down from every wall and every surface.
All credit though, to the cast who portrayed these characters so well that I wanted to bang their shallow, stupid, reckless, irresponsible, self centred and extremely irritating heads together.
If you are still curious about this vile and brazen film, watch the trailer and skip the actual film.
You will be thankful you did.