If the ambition is to provide two hours of instantly forgettable, popcorn-munching escapism, it succeeds.
Fun premise, good actors, bad writing. This film seemed to have potential at the beginning but it quickly devolves into a trite action film. Ultimately it's very boring.
It's simply great fun, a winsome film and an occasionally over-the-top luxury fantasy that never flags.
The question is, why on earth did a good actress like Emma Watson choose to play in such a movie, and furthermore, to portray such a ridiculously shallow and dumb character? Yes, her acting was better than that of the other actors, but it was also incredibly annoying and just a pain to watch. Overall, the movie is repetitive, boring and some of the scenes made me wonder what the director was even thinking. There was no plot, no lessons learned, even the getting arrested part seemed no worse than being scolded by a primary school teacher for drawing on the desk. So what was the point of making this at all?
Let me start by saying that I watched the movie for 30 minutes, taking it at face value, hoping that a story would develop, earnestly waiting for some some real conflict to emerge. Instead, I was met with the same dull story over-and-over again: a group of teenage high schoolers robbing celebrity homes, all of which had no security (except for one). At 60 minutes I started writing this review.The movie had some some impressive shots (long view, over a glass house) and the concept had potential; but the poor acting and shallow plot development completely ruined the film.I had high hopes for this film. High value actors, an impressive cinematographer, and established director, all pointed to a potentially high production film. It's such a shame that it took a turn for the absolute worst.
Sorry if my English isn't perfect.This is one of THE WORST movies I've ever seen. First of all, a movie with celebrities playing themselves in it should not have a celebrity playing someone not famous (Emma Watson). The, the story is so bad. How stupid does Sofia think we are? Are we supposed to accept the fact that they find celebrities' addresses just by typing their name on a website? Are we supposed to be okay with the fact that in every single house they go to, they can easily get into the yard and then, each them, there's a convenient door left unlocked? No alarms? You're supposed to believe anyone can get into any house just by opening the one door always conviniently left unlock... And I won't event talk about the scene where the guy finds the safe bow the Rolex are in and just opens it! It's called a safe box! And the movie is so boring, the actors are boring, you just want to kill them, they're spoiled stupid rich kids. I didn't identify myself to any of them, I didn't like any of them (exept for the policemen). JUST DON'T WATCH THIS, I CAN'T BELIEVE PEOPLE Actually WORKED ON THIS.
Oscar winner Sofia Coppola was always oriented to specific films that are more liable to the female audience, but at the same time have an interesting and artistic character. This stands out from what we are used to see from her. Emma Watson's acting is good, and her role is completely different than what we are used to see from her. The truth is that, unfortunately the scenario has not given too much space for the cast to show what they really have in them. The fact is that this film is a kind of metaphor of the empty lives of young wannabe rich Americans and the choices they made to come closer to the people they look up and what they where willing to do for it.