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'The Bling Ring (2013)' movie Review: Always got to pay the piper when caught

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'The Bling Ring (2013)'


What do you do when your in high school and you want to be someone? You steel it and then blame society and every one you can. We live in a society that cherishes what other people want. The point being is that our younger generation has lost touch with what's real. The movie takes place in California and if you are in high school and have any access to money then you want more money. You want things. You want purses, jewelry, money, drugs, anything that can give you a rush of excitement.

Marc (Israel Broussard) has transferred to a new school in Indian Hills. At first everybody looks at him as the odd one out. Then a young girl by the name of Rebecca (Katie Chang) takes a shine to him and says Hi. From there the two are partying and hanging out. One night Rebecca drags Marc with her and they go car shopping. No not to buy but to break in and see what they can get. From there they go to residences hitting up some known people. Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan, and Orlando Bloom just to name a few.

Life was good for the two, as well as friends Nicki (Emma Watson) and Chloe (Claire Julien). They would just walk into these homes when the owners were out of town and make themselves at home for a little while. They would basically go on a shopping spree.

What's wrong with all this is that our ring didn't care about anything except their own pleasure. Unfortunately, this is a problem in our high schools and colleges. It's not about getting an education anymore. It's what you wear or what you drive or what you have that the other doesn't. We as a society can be so superficial at the way we act or play at being adults. It's not a game and there are consequences to be paid if you get caught. Problem is if you don't get caught you seem to think you are invincible when in reality it just means when you fall, you fall hard.

Director Sofia Coppola does an excellent job bringing this based on a true story to the big screen. It speaks to us about our society in general as well as our way of modern thinking. In the end if caught you have to pay the piper.


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