Review: The Bling Ring

Sofia Coppola eyes up the Facebook generation in The Bling Ring

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Having looked at fame and celebrity from the point of view of a bored film star in Somewhere, Sofia Coppola now turns to the fans.
Drawing on a Vanity Fair article, she tells the true story of privileged LA kids who stole from the Hollywood homes of wealthy celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Orlando Bloom, before eventually being arrested. Sympathy for the victims is hard to muster when you see the gaudy Aladdin’s Cave of designer gear that is Hilton’s actual home.

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