Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring is timely because it’s about not-terribly bright teenagers who are obsessed with fame and material possessions. Emma Watson plays “Nicki,” entirely based on Alexis Neiers, who spent one month in jail after robbing the homes of celebrities. (The real-life burglaries proved entirely too easy for the group of bored Hollywood kids, due to likes of Paris Hilton leaving the key to her house under a mat in front of the door.)
Watson as an entitled bitch with limited brain cells is a bit of a stretch, but she seems to do okay with the role in the new trailer.
The line “It all comes back to like, bad choices. Who you have as your friends,” is consistent with things said by Neiers on the reality show Pretty Wild, which chronicled her arrest, hearing and life at home with her two sisters and loopy mom who handed out five milligram tablets of Adderall at request.“I’m a firm believer in karma, and I think this situation is a huge learning lesson for me to grow and expand as a spiritual human being,” Watson says, doing her best impersonation of a moronic Californian. “I wanna lead the country one day for all I know.”
Side by side comparison of Watson and Neiers in oversized sunglasses.
Actual photo of Alexis in court.