After downscaling her ambitions with the very low-key father/daughter drama Somewhere
, Sofia Coppola branches out in a whole new direction with The Bling Ring
, which combines a satirical comedy of manners about fame-seeking, TMZ
-obsessed California teens with her patented examination of haunted young people.
Troubled Marc (Israel Broussard) is new to his California neighborhood, and suffers through the typical first-day rejections by everyone at his high school until he’s befriended by Rebecca (Katie Chang), who hints that she’s had as many behavioral and emotional problems as him. The pair soon bond over Us Weekly and other glossy celebri...