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The Queen of Versailles
With the epic dimensions of a Shakespearean tragedy, "The Queen of Versailles" follows 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. Since a booming time-share business built on the real-estate bubble is financing it, the economic crisis brings progress to a halt and seals the fate of its owners. 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.
HitFix Reviews and Ratings
B+HitFix's Daniel Fienberg reviews the Sundance Film Festival documentary The Queen of Versailles, directed by Lauren Greenfield.