July 20, 2012 (limited)
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Lauren Greenfield
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Jackie Siegel, David Siegel
MPAA Rating: PG (for thematic elements and language)
Official Website: QueenofVersaillesmovie.com
Review: 8/10 rating
DVD Review: Not Available
DVD: DVD | Blu-ray Disc
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Plot Summary: Directed by lauded filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield, who won the U.S. Directing Award for Documentary Film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for this film, "The Queen of Versailles" is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis.
With epic proportions of Shakespearean tragedy, the film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream. The film begins with the family triumphantly constructing the biggest house in America, a 90,000 sq. ft. palace. Over the next two years, their sprawling empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. Major changes in lifestyle and character ensue within the cross-cultural household of family members and domestic staff.