The Bling Ring – Channel 4

A gang of fame-obsessed LA teens (including Emma Watson) breaks into the homes of celebrities in this stranger-than-fiction real-life tale

A gang of fame-obsessed LA teens (including Emma Watson) breaks into the homes of celebrities in this stranger-than-fiction real-life tale.

To know when and where to strike, the teens surfed gossip sites to find out when their victims – including Paris Hilton, Megan Fox and Orlando Bloom – would be out of town and simply looked up their addresses on the internet.

Breaking in proved even easier. Typically, the stars’ homes were unlocked; Hilton obligingly left her key under the mat and only noticed anything had gone missing after six raids by the gang.

Director Sofia Coppola observes all this with a deadpan eye, finding satirical gold everywhere (spot Hilton’s face on her own sofa cushions). And she gets great performances from her cast, led by Katie Chang as the ringleader and Israel Broussard as her pliant follower.

Best of all, though, is Watson, with a scene-stealing turn as an air-headed celebrity wannabe.