The Bling Ring

Probably one of the wickedest satires ever to reach the silver screen, Sofia Coppola’s delectably entertaining The Bling Ring captures an era in pop culture that many remember, but few actually long for.  The narrative centers around a group of teenagers at Indian Hills High School.  The opening credits identify The Bling Ring as “based on actual events,” instead of using the more common phrase “based on a true story”.   This might seem like a minor distinction, but it’s an important one, because story implies a certain structure and viewpoint.  Coppola’s approach to the subject is largely impartial and, depending on the viewer, this can seem refreshing or off-putting.
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