The Bling Ring was directed by Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) and stars Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Katie Chang (A Birder's Guide to Everything), and Israel Broussard (The Chaperone). It's the true story of a group of rich teenagers who broke into and robbed multiple celebrity homes.
This film is very humorous and somewhat intense at times. The way this story was told in such a funny and satirical fashion was brilliant. I really enjoyed how Sofia Coppola was able to pace this story in a manner that kept it interesting when it could easily have been slow, anti-climactic, and superficial.
Emma Watson was very funny as an overly entitled, fame-seeking, rich kid. They way in which she portrayed her character came across as a genuine phony and was laugh out loud funny at times.
Katie Chang, a newcomer to the silver screen, was outstanding. Her character's apathetic attitude toward breaking into celebrity homes was intriguing and disturbing.
Israel Broussard, another newcomer, was great as the new kid at school who gets dragged into the crime ring. He was very natural and made acting look easy.
I enjoyed this film much more than I was expecting. The story could have easily dragged had the tempo not been laid out so well. It also helped that the running time was only 90 minutes.
The Bling Ring is fascinating, surprisingly funny, and well told. The fact that it's a true story makes it all the more surreal.