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Abysmally-acted Lifetime fodder

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For some reason, Netflix "recommended" this masterpiece to me. Even though I'd never heard of this 'Bling Ring' (a Lifetime movie), the Sofia Coppola movie of the same title, OR the real-life case that inspired both films -- per Netflix's recommendation I decided to give the Lifetime version a try first.

I wasn't expecting much -- and sure enough, 'The Bling Ring' delivers about what one might expect from a Lifetime movie about bratty, greedy teenagers who break into celebrities' houses and steal their belongings. One of these teens (the male lead) supposedly just wants to fit in, while his sociopathic female BFF (played by a young actress who I hope for her sake took some lessons after appearing in this) is obsessed with fame or somesuch. (There are a few other teens, too, but none really worth mentioning.)

Jennifer Grey of 'Dirty Dancing' fame plays the lead guy's mom; I'm sure she brags about this role.

I have to say, though -- I watched Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring' the day after I watched this one (why? I don't know. And did this story really need ONE movie, much less two?) As dumb and atrociously acted at times as the Lifetime version was, I honestly found it more entertaining than Coppola's film -- which was so boring, it put me to sleep! (3/10)

Added by thaskett
3 years ago on 20 February 2015 23:18

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