This movie is based on the ‘Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch’. This was a group of mainly teenagers, who from ’08-’09 pilfered rich and famous people in and around the Hollywood Hills area to the tune of over $3 million. The crew repeatedly broke in and robbed Paris Hilton, with the majority of the cash and swag they retrieved, they stole from her.
In the fictional representation of these real life events, we get to see the combination of two very talented people; Emma Watson and Sofia Coppola. Emma’s career is smoking hot right now with her fantastic performance in the wonderful movie (which I own) ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’. Plus a big Biblical epic staring her and Russell Crowe due out next year ‘Noah’, her star is firmly ensconced high in the Hollywood sky. Sofia is a fantastic writer and a very talented director. From ‘The Virgin Suicides’ to ‘Marie Antoinette’ to the phenomenal ‘Lost in Translation’ she has the skill and the eye.
Sofia has as a way of pulling out these exceptional performances which has me very excited to see what she has done with Emma and everyone else in this one. Have to wait till mid-June to see.