A few days ago, my #2 and I set a date for our favorite pastime, going to our “artsy” theater (Angelika in Plano or Dallas) and seeing a movie. We love our offbeat movies and the quiet setting with the seniors in headphones surrounding us.
We love a juicy documentary such as The Queen of Versailles
or the beautifully scenic and inspirational film, Princess Ka’iulani.
We have enjoyed our hits and loathed our misses. Together, we made a list of the movies that we both had an interest in seeing this summer. Yesterday, we checked the first one off of our list.
The Bling Ring is based on the true story of a group of
narcissistic teens in Calabasas, California. Instead of playing a sport or joinng the debate team they rob houses of the “in crowd;” i.e. celebrities, such as Paris Hilton and Orlando Bloom.
The thefts of cash, clothes, jewelry and accessories were estimated at a cool $3 million. Their extracurricular activities lasted for about a year.
I distinctly recall the incessant 2008 news reports following the story as the robberies persisted. Needless to say, the movie piqued our interest.
The movie was OK. In other words, I suggest waiting until it comes out on video, and then – if the subject is of interest to you – watch it.
The best part of the movie was by far the clothes. My #2 watched in awe as the Gucci, Louis, and Prada were toted across the screen. As if that weren’t enough, many of the scenes were filmed in Paris Hilton’s actual home that was burglarized by the teen ring.
Unfortunately, Paris’ house sent an unintended message… Money doesn’t buy taste!
All in all, this one would probably be filed in the “miss” box. But all was not lost – I got to spend time with one of my favorite girls!
Hope your day is filled with glam….