Imitation is supposed to be the sincerest form of flattery. But what if you want to imitate someone so badly that you’re willing to steal from them? Where does that fall on the sincerity meter?
That’s just one of the issues raised in Sofia Coppola’s drily witty and up-to-the-minute film, “The Bling Ring.” Based on the Vanity Fair account of a group of teen burglars who robbed the homes of stars in the Hollywood Hills, Coppola’s film not only tells their story but burrows deep into a social strata that seems to float just below the surface of everyday consciousness. (More…)