The Queen of Versailles
| Director||Lauren Greenfield|
| Release Date||20-Jul-2012|
| Cast||Jackie Siegel, David Siegel|
About Movie:- The Queen of Versailles is an upcoming documentary movie. A documentary that follows a billionaire couple who live in a 90,000-square-foot mansion inspired by Versailles, built on the success of the time-share industry. 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.
Movie Review:- Jackie Siegel is a cougar-y trophy wife to millionaire timeshare magnate David Siegel. He provides her and their seven kids with a carefree life of extravagant luxury and a full time staff of maids and nannies. He’s even building her a replica of the Palace of Versailles on some Florida land. Then the economic collapse of 2008 happens and Jackie is forced to face some realities for which she is ill-equipped.
Direction, Performance and Music:- Tech credits are outstanding. In making its point about the Siegels' domestic disarray once they lose their army of housekeepers, the pic could have done with perhaps one or two fewer shots of animal feces strewn about the house. The way this story, which should be completely unrelatable to most movie audiences, applies to big political, personal and philosophical issues, that’s great filmmaking.
Overall:- Ok Movie