Monday, June 24, 2013
The Bling Ring - Sofia Coppola 2013
Little girls lost are Sofia Coppola's main trade, and you have to hand it to her; she outshines all the others (admittedly, the competition in precisely that field is none too fierce).
On the one hand, 'The Bling Ring' is a bit superficial - No answers are suggested, there is fairly little delving into the home situations or the intimate relations of this brat pack.
On the other hand, that is partly how Coppola steers mercifully clear of a certain number of stereotypes (not all, though).
Coppola knows her stuff and shrinks away from most of the common traps of filmmaking.
The only real problem with this film, as I see it, is that for a Coppola, there is no such thing as a low-expectations principle. When buying your ticket, you bargain for a masterpiece.
(Evidence of this is Nicholas Cage : Had he stuck to his birth name, most likely his career would be something entirely different from what it is today.)