In The Beguiled, Colin Farrell plays a wounded Union soldier who cons his way into the hearts of the women in a Confederate girls’ boarding school. Soon enough, the women turn against each other but then they get smart and turn on him. Directed by Sofia Coppola; other acting talent includes Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Angourie Rice…
I find this trailer promising, especially because of the cast. I want to be even more excited but after The Bling Ring (2013) – the last Sofia Coppola directed movie I saw which I did not enjoy as much as expected, I’ll wait and see; in a very calm and perfectly balanced manner. Also this is a remake of the 1971 movie of the same name starring Clint Eastwood.
Oscar winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola is the reason I chose to watch The Bling Ring. It’s just unfortunate that the resultant experience is quite the disappointment.
In a story based on true events and about fame obsessed teenagers robbing the homes of celebrities in LA, I’m not quite sure precisely what I was expecting but I didn’t anticipate that the movie would have a student film feel and not n a good way.
I’m not certain if the film’s lacking pacing and not particularly engaging style was supposed to represent the teenager’s otherwise slow daily lives and detached attitudes, but it very quickly proved tedious. The only performance that didn’t feel completely underwhelming to me was Leslie Mann’s.
If I were tasked with naming one true winner as a result of The Bling Ring’s existence, I’d choose Kanye West. He’s certainly not in the movie but his music is featured quite prominently and I’m assuming that means a healthy payday.
The Bling Ring; I say watch it if you must, I’m just not sure that you’ll find it particularly impressive.