The most interesting thing about this film is the way it effectively attacks Hollywood’s own sense of largesse.
But as a potential future video manual which could encourage some people to become high-end criminals, it left me uneasy.
Directed by Sofia Coppola (Lost In Translation) and based on a Vanity Fair report called ‘The Suspects Wore Louboutins’, it follows a group of teenagers who use the internet to know when and how to steal from some easily-raided homes of the wealthy.
For a while, being on the shoulder of the young tykes creates a taut but uncomfortable atmosphere. During the film’s second half there’s a growing sense of ‘What next?’
Just like in last week’s release, This is The End, Emma Watson gets the chance to prove she’s putting Hermione and Harry Potter firmly behind her.
But The Bling Ring is no adult thriller like Tony Scott’s True Romance (1993), more a well-heeled, sister to Spring Breakers, a similarly-misguided ‘young rebels’ thriller released earlier this year.