Friday, June 21, 2013

The Bling Ring: Where's the Zing

Celebrity Obsession and rampant materialism are the subjects of this caper flick. The Bonnie, Bonnie, Bonnie and Clyde film, based on true events, is a fab story that, alas, loses some of its zip on the big screen.

That's not to say chick-flick fanciers won't enjoy it, but  director Sofia Coppola seems to have lost something in translation.

To the end, even after their capture and imprisonment, these wayward teens, who filled their lives with booze, drugs, celebrity worship and home invasion robberies are more concerned with their Facebook status than the crimes committed.

And if they say "Oh my God," "Sweet" and "Sick" a few too many times, they can be excused. What else can you say when witnessing first hand the obscene amount of jewelry, shoes, clothes, and yes, bling the likes of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan have amassed?

To Coppola's credit, she doesn't spend much time psychologizing about their behavior, still something's missing from this story— something that would have made it zing like bling.

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