Israel Broussard already has a handful of titles to his name including a role in Rob Reiner’s “Flipped,” but “The Bling Ring” marks his first foray into the world of high-profile productions and also offers up a performance that suggests he’s an up-and-comer worth keeping an eye on.
The film tells the true story of the Bling Ring, a group of teens from California who were so celeb obsessed, they decided to just waltz into Paris Hilton’s home while she was out of town. It all starts off as an innocent thrill, but ultimately turns into a $3 million crime spree involving a number of celebrities, stolen high-end clothing, and loads of cash, too. In the film, Broussard leads as Marc, a kid first returning to public school after being homeschooled for a stretch of time. Sure enough, he suffers through some new kid syndrome with his peers staring at him or just ignoring him completely, until he catches Rebecca’s (Katie Chang) attention. Soon enough, they’re inseparable and Rebecca is busy introducing Marc to all her friends and their party scene. After finally finding the ideal friendship he’s always wanted, Marc can’t bear to lose Rebecca, so when she suggests they break into celebrity homes, he’s hesitant, but just can’t say no.
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