I saw The Bling Ring last night and someone asked me to compare it to Spring Breakers and while they both offer a sort of dark commentary on today’s youth and the dark materialism of American society, and while Spring Breakers is certainly more violent and abrasive, I would argue that The Bling Ring is overall, the darker film. You walk out of the movie somewhat ashamed of yourself, because most all of us have succumbed to the lure of celebrity culture at one point or another, but you are especially horrified by what this obsession with celebrity is doing to younger generations. What did those kids learn from this? Anything? Did We, as in Society, learn anything from this? I don’t know. Probably not. It’s also probably the first Sofia Coppola movie I’ve really liked, even if she does sort of hit you on the head with the movie’s themes. Emma Watson’s impression of Alexis Neiers is dead-on. That was amazing. Leslie Mann was so well-cast as her mother, and yes I know this because I admittedly watched the E! show Pretty Wild back in the day. And whoever the girl who played Chloe was — she just nailed that SoCal blonde party girl. I know a bazillion versions of her.
Anyway. Society is fucked, huh?
Tonight’s episode of VEEP was so f-ing funny I literally fell off my sofa whilst laughing. OH MY GOD.