While people heading out to the theater to take in a showing of "The Bling Ring" may think it's all fun and games, there's some who definitely don't: the real-life victims of the burglary ring that inspired it. One of them is actually speaking up about the Sofia Coppola-directed film.
In an interview for Cosmopolitan UK's August issue, actress Rachel Bilson says "I thought it was weird to glorify something that was so upsetting for a lot people." While Bilson had thousands of dollars in designer clothing and jewelry stolen during the burglaries that inspired the movie, but what was hard to lose were some sentimental items, including her mother's engagement ring. "It's important to detach from material things, but the special, personal things I lost are hard to forget," she says.
This isn't the first time a 2013 movie has caught the ire of the real-life victims of events dramatized on film. In April, "Pain & Gain" came under fire for turning brutal murders into a comedy.
The movie, starring Emma Watson, has received mostly positive reviews from critics and has made a nice little amount of money for a smaller release. Made on a budget of just $8 million, the movie has already made more than that in the three weeks since it was released.
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