The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist is a three part docu-series directed by Miles Blayden-Ryall. Recounts the sequence of events behind the burglaries in Hollywood celebrity homes in the period 2007-2009, carried out by a group of teenagers who became famous by robbing celebrity homes. Well, they did get the attention. So much so that it led to a movie based on their story, a reality show in which even the lawyers sought some fame.
A social portrait of L.A., not the city of stars but the life in The Valley, a place where everybody dreams of becoming famous and go “all in” in order to make it.
This is a docu-series that oscillates between true crime, given it deals with the real delinquency of thieving, a reality show and a bombastic sociological portrait, with a lot of irony that, of course, only Hollywood can get away with.
What to think of a band of burglars who aim to ransack Paris Hilton and Orlando Bloom? It is borderline surreal, especially when the whole affair became a media phenomenon, giving the viewers cheap thrills. Surreal, we will not qualify it as amusing, although there are times that as a viewer you will laugh.
This is a nonchalant documentary (true crime if you will) that will entertain you and help with the hefty viewing experiences released today such as Dahmer.
September 21, 2022
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The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist
Name: The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist
Description: Recounts the sequence of events behind the burglaries in Hollywood celebrity homes in the period 2007-2009, carried out by a group of teenagers who became famous by robbing from celebrities.
A documentary with a nonchalant tone that tells a bombastic story. There is definitely good material, including interviews with two of the involved in the burglaries.