The Bling Ring ★★★★

The Bling Ring turned out to be an ideal film to watch with a group: It elicited a strong reaction from the room and led to great discussion on consumption, pleasure, and celebrity culture. This shiny film has real depth, using the surface of pretty bling to reflect the values of the viewer, interrogating their relationship with the objects they use to create identity—a project everyone takes on, but with the most pressure to be beautiful objects put on teenage girls like the ones in the film. Like a lot of Sofia Coppola's work, there's a lot of complexity under the surface of the wealthy women she profiles.