Even though The Bling Ring doesn’t hit theaters until June 14th, the reviews are flowing in. And they are great! Sofia Coppola’s film about the true story of star-obsessed teens that rob from the famous stars Emma Watson among other pretty famous. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and is quickly becoming the must-see film of the summer.
1. Emma Watson Is A Tour De Force.
Practically every review praised the actress’ turn as Nicki based on Alexis Neiers, who had a short-lived reality series on E! Network.
Watson proves that her willingness to take chances is only growing, and that she’s an actress serious enough to turn a line like “Your butt looks awesome!” into something that reveals character. – Entertainment Weekly
2. Watson was inspired by the Kardashians and The Hills.
To prep for the role she watched several TV shows to get a sense of the fame-obsessed reality of Neiers.
“I watched a lot of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and The Hills, and I tried to understand the psychology of this kind of girl as much as possible,” she said. “I didn’t want her to be just a parody. The accent was hard as it was a particular kind of dialect. I also thought a lot about what her parents must have been like.” – US Weekly
3. The movie makes reference to Alexis Neiers famous phone call to Nancy Jo (the author of the Vanity Fair article that the movie is based on).
People have been curious if the hilariously-famous clip would make it into the film.
[It’s] referenced in two separate scenes: One where Nikki seethes at her constantly interrupting mom (a hilarious Leslie Mann), and another where she debates whether to wear Louboutins or little brown Bebe kitten heels to court. – Vulture
4. The movie made Paris Hilton cry.
The actress was one of the real life victims of the robberies and hit by the group multiple times. She apparently lent her home to the film and was on hand at Cannes for the premiere of the film.
“I was really emotional watching it,” Hilton confessed to me last night at the movie’s hot-ticket Nikki Beach after-party. “During some parts of it, I literally had tears in my eyes and I wanted to cry. I knew what happened with the burglaries, but I had never actually seen it — so watching it happen, I was like, ’Oh my God, this really happened to me. These kids were really in my house and did this to me.’ It’s so violating. It just made me really angry and upset, and when I see these kids, I want to, like, slap them.” – Vulture
5. The film ends with Frank Ocean.
What better way to end a film about celebrity, fame, crime and vanity than with Ocean’s track, “Super Rich Kids.”
The sets, locations and massive number of costumes define the film as much as anything else, while the two dozen-plus pop-music selections also do their share, none more so than the Frank Ocean end credits cut, “Super Rich Kids (With Nothing But Fake Friends).” – The Hollywood Reporter
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