Thursday, June 20, 2013

Special Event- The Bling Ring

Hi dears! Inez and I were invited to a special advance screening for the movie “The Bling Ring”, starring Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Claire Julien, Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga, and Katie Chang. Written and directed by Sofia Coppola. The movie opens nationwide on 6/21/2013. The movie is based off an article in Vanity Fair by Nancy Jo Sales titled” The suspects wore Louboutins” published in 2010 and real life events of robberies committed by a group of teen between 2008-2009.  
We love the way Sofia Coppola tells the story of these young people trying to live the fabulous life of the rich and famous “one heist at a time”. The movie’s message touches on the fact that today’s culture is so enamored with the life of the rich and famous that they are even willing to commit crimes to be a part of that circle. Unfortunately most of their irrational behavior is done under very high doses of illegal substances. The whole movie entails following the fame-obsessed LA teenagers while they go to clubs, rob famous people’s homes, indulge in taking drugs, going “shopping”, and finally getting caught. Some of the real life victims included: Paris Hilton, Audrina Patridge, Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox.
Music also plays a huge part in the movie. The soundtrack includes modern music genres like Hip Hop, Rap, Krautrock, and Electronic. I personally love this kind of music. Inez has a different opinion but agrees that music played a huge role in telling these kids story. Sol Sisters would recommend you watch this movie as it touches on today’s culture and shines on the pitfalls we deal with as a society, the teenage state of mind, and the Hollywood culture that seems to be at the center of it all sometimes (they all seem to be the same in this instance if you ask us).
Let us know if you go and watch it and what you think of the movie?
xoxo The Sol Sisters

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