Cannes 2013: Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Bling Ring’ is Empty Entertainment

Posted May 16, 2013 by Rick in Movie News
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This seems to be the year of the exaggerated “American dream” and excess along with it being highlighted in films. Besides Spring Breakers and Pain & Gain, one of the other exposes on excess is the latest film from Sofia Coppola, title The Bling Ring. I’ve been anticipating this ever since the first trailers hit and caught the first premiere of it at the Cannes Film Festival. Unlike Spring Breakers, the film doesn’t have any depth, or nuance, or dark humor, it’s nothing but a hollow, lightweight portrayal of excess and a group of vacuous teens obsessed with it. Yea, there’s fun underage larceny going on but that’s about it. There’s not much else. ›››
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