Den of the Cyphered Wolf

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Movie Review: The Queen of Versailles

The movie is a documentary about the change in lifestyle of one of the richest families in the country after the '08 economic fallout. it's named after the dream house they were building. It's hard to watch. I'm going to be honest. I am prejudiced against the rich. I secretly blame everybody making more than a million bucks a year for me and my friends having a hard time finding work after graduation and being up to my eyeballs in debt. Fox is right. Class warfare is a thing. So I went into this documentary expecting to feel some good ole schadenfreude. Especially with the name.

I am an asshole.

In the movie you see the slow destruction of the subject family. You see the slow destruction of this man's life's work. the The lose of his friends and his health. You see the schism in what was, money not withstanding, a pretty decent loving marriage.

And as Jane Lane would say, "While they definitely come from the land of the Muffies, they aren't jerks." They have money and their lifestyle seems kind of weird, but they care about the people around them.

Don't get me wrong especially during the beginning they were kind of delusional, but again they had the money to afford it. The movie takes place over a long period of time. And you can see shot for shot the toll the everything is taking on everybody. The help. the family, the employees, everybody. And despite myself I can't help but feel a little sorry for them. A little.

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