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The Queen of Versailles [Blu-ray]

  • PG
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield offers this documentary profile of nouveau-riche time-share entrepreneurs David and Jackie Siegel, who witness the sudden collapse of their lifelong dream when construction on their opulent, 90,000-square-foot Versailles-inspired manor is suddenly halted after the economy collapses.
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  • Critic Reviews
    3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] humorous, character-driven documentary....Greenfield's fly on the wall view of obscene wealth punctured like a toy balloon is as current as a blog or a headline."
    Box Office

    3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t's Jackie who steals the show....She has a warm smile, a confiding manner and a sort of 'I Love Lucy' ditziness..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, a new documentary by Lauren Greenfield about life on the thin, fragile, sugarcoated top layer of the upper crust, captures the tone of the times with a clear, surprisingly compassionate eye."
    New York Times

    "[T]he film shifts into something profound, a genuine quiet tragedy, as the Siegels are forced to scale back and their pursuit of the American dream starts to look like a kind of infection rather than anything to do with happiness, a compulsion that demands more and more."
    Movieline

    "THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES is a wondrous spectacle, filled with seductive images of luxury and startling images of decay." -- Grade: A-
    A.V. Club

    "[A] succulently entertaining movie that invites you to splash around in the dreams and follies of folks so rich they're the 1 percent of the 1 percent....It becomes a parable of the despair bred by overreach." -- Grade: A
    Entertainment Weekly

    "[A] fresh and intriguing big-screen response to the financial crisis and to the tapped-out REAL HOUSEWIVES materialism-and-melodrama TV template."
    Sight and Sound

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  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run Time: 100:00
  • Released: 11/13/2012
  • UPC: 876964005258
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