Based on a true story about some bored California kids who prowled the homes of “celebrities” like Paris Hilton and Audrina Patridge this paperthin pic features a cast of telegenic unknowns (and Emma Watson) who play well together and are scarily believable in their roles.
Still, Sofia Coppola’s languorous direction is a matter of taste.
If you liked Ms. Coppola’s previous film Somewhere and/or are a Paris Hilton fan (Nurse!) and/or eagerly follow the tabloid adventures of Lindsay Lohan and other babes-in-the-Hollywood hills you may enjoy this flick. (Some of the break-in scenes were filmed in Ms. Hilton’s actual home. And, yes, to quote one of the characters, she likes herself a lot.)
Personally, I thought the flick had a lot of surface shine but very little depth (but, then, maybe that was the point.)
And, yes, I did like the Vanity Fair magazine article (on which the film is based) better.