Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Bling Ring is based on the real-life escapades of a group of teenage thieves who raided the homes of Hollywood's rich and famous for their high-end clothing, accessories, and more. While Sofia Coppola's drama demonstrates a clear awareness of the sadly aspirational yearnings and self-aggrandizement that fueled the robberies, it emphasizes the glamor in it, too, as it seeks to uncover exactly how and why the so-called Bling Ring came to be. Be prepared for an almost nonstop litany of label-flashing -- the acquisitiveness factor is set to the max, with an almost slavish detail to the name brands of the items that were stolen -- as well as lots of swearing (from the comparatively tame "ass" to "f--k" and more) and plenty of underage drinking and drug use (both weed and cocaine).
Teen girls are shown scantily clad while changing clothes and making out with guys, some of whom are older than the girls are. Sexual references.
Characters yell expletives and scream at each other; a young man finds a gun, which a young woman brandishes around and fires accidentally. A car crash with injuries.
Frequent use of words including "f--k," "s--t," "d--k," "a--hole," "bitch," "goddamn," "slut," "whore," "ass," "damn," "hell," "oh my God," and more.
If there's anything positive here, it's that old cliché that crime doesn't pay. Also: Having the Louboutins that Paris Hilton walks in doesn't make you Paris Hilton.
Tons of brands/labels seen and mentioned: Louboutin, Herve Leger, Kitson, Chanel, Dior, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Rolex. Also, plenty of name-dropping of celebrities: Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, etc.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Lots of underage drinking (beer and hard liquor), both at homes and in clubs and bars. Also, teens use cocaine and smoke pot, both with and without bongs and paraphernalia. Cigarette smoking.