History Film / TheBlingRing

28th Mar '18 5:02:50 PM fearlessnikki
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[[BasedOnATrueStory Inspired by actual events]], a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

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[[BasedOnATrueStory Inspired by actual events]], we meet Marc (Broussard) - a group teenage boy who has recently transferred to a school in Agoura Hills. Eager to fit in, he strikes up a friendship with a wild girl called Rebecca (Chang). It soon becomes clear that Rebecca has very little sense of fame-obsessed teenagers use morality - given that she amuses herself by robbing unlocked cars on the Internet street. She also idolises Creator/LindsayLohan and longs to track celebrities' whereabouts be famous. Marc soon joins her in order to rob her robbing habits - even successfully breaking into one of his acquaintance's houses while he's out of town.

One day they hear the news that Creator/ParisHilton will be out of town for a few days. A quick Google search gives them her street address and they even find her key under the doormat ([[RealityIsUnrealistic a detail that was not invented]] for the movie). They're soon joined by
their homes.
friends Nicki (Watson), her adoptive sister Sam (Farmiga) and Chloe (Claire Julien) - embarking on a wild spree of robbing other celebrity houses for cash, jewellery and of course designer clothes.



* AndTheAdventureContinues: The last scene has Nicki announcing that she will have her own reality show.



* BrickJoke: The gun found in Megan Fox's house goes off while Chloe and her boyfriend are about to do it.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Rebecca's is after the party - where she tries to rob unlocked cars.



* ForegoneConclusion: It's known from the start that the teens will be caught and end up in the news over the robberies.
* FreudianExcuse: Rebecca has a difficult home life and strained relationship with her mother.
* GoodTimesMontage: After the teens have gotten into their robbing habit, there's a montage of them partying and bragging about what they stole. It's this montage that features Nicki's infamous tongue roll.



* NewTransferStudent: Marc transferring to the area kicks off the plot.



* NotSoStoic: Rebecca's stoicism breaks when the police tell her they questioned Lindsay Lohan - showing that she desperately wants to know what her idol thinks of the business.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Rebecca tries to flee and go live with her father, but she's quickly caught.



* TeensAreMonsters: Subverted. It's shown that the teens are very much a product of their environment and have more complicated reasons for doing what they do. Rebecca - the real aggressor of the group - has a FreudianExcuse of a difficult home life. Marc clearly goes along with it because he wants to be close to the girls. Nicki and Sam meanwhile are shown to have an utterly clueless mother who indulges them.




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* WhoWearsShortShorts: As it's California, the girls are frequently wearing short shorts and hot pants.
5th Mar '18 10:13:54 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationNameChange: None of the original people's names are used.
** Marc was Nic in real life.
** Rebecca was Rachel.
** Nicki was Alexis.
** Chloe was Courtney.
** Sam was Tess.



--> '''Nick Prugo:''' The character that Claire Julien plays, based on Courtney I believe -- Claire did an amazing job and she's way hotter than [Courtney is] in real life.

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--> '''Nick '''Nic Prugo:''' The character that Claire Julien plays, based on Courtney I believe -- Claire did an amazing job and she's way hotter than [Courtney is] in real life.



* BreakTheHaughty: This notably happens to Rebecca and Nicki.



* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Chloe drives a car on drugs and crashes, immediately getting slammed with a DUI. Subverted when Rebecca does the same a few scenes later.

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* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: CantGetAwayWithNuthin:
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Chloe drives a car on drugs and crashes, immediately getting slammed with a DUI. Subverted when Rebecca does the same a few scenes later.



* CostumePorn: So many fancy clothes are worn in this movie.

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* CostumePorn: So many fancy clothes are worn in this movie. About 10% of shots are just of the various clothes the girls steal, and another 5% of them trying the clothes on.



* FakeHairDrama: Discussed in Nicki's interview. She says the other girls were complaining that they had to take their weaves and extensions out in prison. [[spoiler: Lindsay Lohan was allowed to keep hers in]].
* FemalesAreMoreInnocent: Averted where all four girls are shameless thieves for shallow reasons. Marc meanwhile has the more sympathetic motives.



* HeroWorship: Rebecca for Lindsay Lohan.



* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Marc mainly takes part in the robberies to be with Rebecca, as he has no real friends in his area.



* [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]]: The protagonists are the thieves.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Marc spells his name with a c rather than k, probably as a nod to the man he's based on - Nic, who spells it without a k.
* [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]]: The protagonists are the thieves.
thieves. That being said, the most sympathetic member is the one with the most screentime.
1st Jan '18 1:38:37 AM NightShade96
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Creator/SofiaCoppola's fifth film. It stars Creator/EmmaWatson, Taissa Farmiga, Leslie Mann, as well as newcomers Israel Broussard and Katie Chang.

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Creator/SofiaCoppola's fifth film. It stars Creator/EmmaWatson, Taissa Farmiga, Creator/TaissaFarmiga, Leslie Mann, as well as newcomers Israel Broussard and Katie Chang.
29th Apr '17 5:17:26 PM skybox
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** Subverted with the stealing: they rob celebrities for almost a year without getting caught, even robbing the same houses again and again. And Rebecca never gets caught for stealing money from non-famous people's houses and cars.
6th Feb '17 2:01:10 PM creader
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* FlatCharacter: Rebecca is the Lindsay Lohan fan, Marc is the AmbiguouslyGay TokenGoodTeammate and Nicki is TheDitz. There isn't that much more depth to them.
16th Nov '16 9:51:19 AM HiddenWindshield
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Marc; he's remarkably [[CampGay knowledgable about women's fashion]], refers to another (male) student as hot, and enjoys wearing Creator/ParisHilton's heels at home. He also never hits on any of the girls, and claims he loved Rebecca "like a sister". The man he was based on Nic Prugo is openly gay.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Marc; he's remarkably [[CampGay knowledgable about women's fashion]], refers to another (male) student as hot, and enjoys wearing Creator/ParisHilton's heels at home. He also never hits on any of the girls, and claims he loved Rebecca "like a sister". The man he was based on on, Nic Prugo Prugo, is openly gay.
18th Sep '16 5:46:36 AM fearlessnikki
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--> Nick Prugo: The character that Claire Julien plays, based on Courtney I believe -- Claire did an amazing job and she's way hotter than [Courtney is] in real life.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Marc; he's remarkably [[CampGay knowledgable about women's fashion]], refers to another (male) student as hot, and enjoys wearing Creator/ParisHilton's heels at home.
** The real man Marc is based on, Nick Prugo, is openly gay.
** At one point, when referring to Rebecca, Marc says "I loved her...almost like a sister". Him not hitting on any of the girls is evidence enough.

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--> Nick Prugo: '''Nick Prugo:''' The character that Claire Julien plays, based on Courtney I believe -- Claire did an amazing job and she's way hotter than [Courtney is] in real life.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Marc; he's remarkably [[CampGay knowledgable about women's fashion]], refers to another (male) student as hot, and enjoys wearing Creator/ParisHilton's heels at home. \n** The real man Marc is based on, Nick Prugo, is openly gay.\n** At one point, when referring to Rebecca, Marc says "I He also never hits on any of the girls, and claims he loved her...almost like Rebecca "like a sister". Him not hitting The man he was based on any of the girls Nic Prugo is evidence enough.openly gay.



* ButNotTooBlack: Katie Chang has a quarter of Asian ancestry, in contrast to Rachel Lee who is half-Asian.



* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Marc is shown to be the most moral of the thieves, but the film leaves out the fact that his real life counterpart stole money from his parents to feed his drug addiction.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Nicki is portrayed as a vapid ditz who gleefully takes part in all the burglaries. Alexis Neiers claimed she was drunk the first time she went along with the others, not knowing what was going on. She later slammed the film for its inaccuracies, though of course the truth of her statements is up for debate.



* LighterAndSofter: Alexis Neiers's relationship with her mother was far rockier in real life that the movie depicts; she was kicked out of the house for doing drugs and had to stay in Nic Prugo's house. The film shows Nicki's mother as blissfully ignorant of her daughter's bad behaviour.



* {{Loveable Rogue}}s
* MsFanservice: Nicki. Especially given the fact she's played by Emma Watson, working against type. A very brief scene in which she dances in a sexy fashion in a nightclub and licks her lips, taken from the trailer, was extensively screen-capped and made into anti-gifs in the months prior to the film's release. (However, see the next item.)
** Pretty much every girl in the group counts since they all dress up provocatively and is shown either in their underwear or changing

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* {{Loveable Rogue}}s
Rogue}}s: Marc probably fits this the most, since he just wants to hang out with the girls and views the burglaries as bonding activities.
* MsFanservice: MsFanservice:
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Nicki. Especially given the fact she's played by Emma Watson, working against type. A very brief scene in which she dances in a sexy fashion in a nightclub and licks her lips, taken from the trailer, was extensively screen-capped and made into anti-gifs in the months prior to the film's release. (However, see the next item.)
** Pretty much every girl in the group counts since they all dress up provocatively and is shown either in their underwear or changingchanging.
* MundaneSolution: They manage to break into Paris Hilton's house by checking under her mat and finding the key there.



* RealityIsUnrealistic: Emma Watson's American accent was criticised by some. However it's a near spot-on imitation of Alexis Neiers's real voice, on whom her character is based.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: RaceLift: One of the thieves was a Mexican immigrant called Diana Tamayo. Her counterpart in the film appears to be a white girl called Sam.
* RealityIsUnrealistic:
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Emma Watson's American accent was criticised by some. However it's a near spot-on imitation of Alexis Neiers's real voice, on whom her character is based.
** Not only did Paris Hilton actually leave the key under her mat, she left the door unlocked as well!



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Gender-flipped. Marc is only one of the three guys in the group who gets much substantial screen time.
* [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]]

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Gender-flipped. Marc is only one of the three guys in the group who gets much substantial screen time.
* [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]]
Protagonists]]: The protagonists are the thieves.
17th Jan '16 6:25:19 AM VoxAquila
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* LethallyStupid: Sam cavalierly brandishes a loaded gun in Marc's face, clearly [[KickTheDog enjoying how just scared he becomes.]]
1st Jan '16 10:32:39 AM Megazord
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** Pretty much every girl in the group counts since they all dress up provocatively and is shown either in their underwear or changing
1st Jan '16 10:17:19 AM Megazord
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* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Nicki has no problem in stripping down to underwear around others and she pulls open her jacket zipper to show some cleavage when a delivery man comes in
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