THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES
Sundance Film Festival: Best Documentary Director Winner, Grand Jury Prize Nominee
An outrageous, despicable, guiltily hilarious and appropriately superficial good time. Christopher Campbell, MOVIES.COM
The Queen of Versailles is the lucky case of a documentary where life intervenes and deepens the film in completely unexpected ways. Scott Tobias, NPR
It’s like a champagne bath laced with arsenic. Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
At a Glance: If you got it, flaunt it…until the economy tanks.
With the epic dimensions of a Shakespearean tragedy, The Queen of Versailles follows Orlando billionaires Jackie and David’s rags-to-riches story to uncover the innate virtues and flaws of the American dream. We open on the triumphant construction of the biggest house in America, a sprawling, 90,000-square-foot mansion inspired by Versailles. The economic crisis brings progress to a halt. We witness the impact of this turn of fortune over the next two years in a riveting film fraught with delusion, denial, and self-effacing humor.
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Director: Lauren Greenfield
Rated PG/2012/1hr 41min/Documentary