Anyway. The storyline was much more interesting than the cast. The movie features Katie Chang, Israel Broussard and Emma Watson (amongst many other teenage stars). The story is inspired by actual events, where a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
What started as a childish mischief turns into a costly addiction; despite the involvement of police, the group of teenagers continue to steal luxury goods worth millions from the homes of celebs from Rachel Bilson to Lindsay Lohan. Paris Hilton’s actual walk-in wardrobe features in the film, which is a torrent of Juicy Couture sweatsuits, Bulgari jewellery, monogrammed Dior bags, hot pink Louis Vuitton pumps and designs from Rick Owens to Dolce & Gabbana and Herve Leger in its depiction of Valley youths gripped by celeb obsession and label fetishism.
It was fascinating to see closets and dressing tables of celebrities, burgeoning with goodies a girl’s dreams are made of. Emma Watson shone out from the crowd, and played her role really well. Having said that, the whole deal was a little too flimsy for my taste (am I getting too old for these flicks? Maybe!). The stretch was unnecessary, and the whole screenplay could have comfortably be abridged in an hour.