Monday, July 15, 2013

Stylish freebooting

Mostly subdued but oddly alluring, Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring” recalls the real-life burglaries committed by chic teens, who broke into several unguarded celebrities’ homes and helped themselves to various expensive belongings. Fresh-faced Israel Broussard and enigmatic Katie Chang play the inseparable Ring-leaders, complemented quite nicely by Emma Watson, who plays their similarly daring accomplice. It’s almost surreal in its realness, but also strangely cathartic, even when the looters aren’t likeable, or worth caring about.

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