Acclaimed photographer and director Lauren Greenfield, of THIN and KIDS + MONEY, delivers a brilliant documentary about a billionaire couple as they begin construction on their 90,000 square foot mansion inspired by the palace of Versailles. Over the next two years their empire is beset by the economic crisis and the collapse of the real estate bubble, and their circumstances change drastically throughout the course of the documentary. Greenfield follows the couple, their relatives and all of their domestic staff in this revealing, raw, often hilarious and always topical documentary.
"This timely and involving documentary elicits both sympathy and schadenfreude."--Justin Chang, VARIETY
"Like a Theodore Dreiser novel for our time, infused with the vivid, vulgar spirit of reality TV. It often had the sold-out Eccles Center howling, but also has elements of profound tragedy and allegory."--Andrew O'Hehir, SALON
"Turns the "Real Housewives" formula upside down and it becomes possibly the least tragic epic tragedy ever constructed."--Dan Fienberg, HITFIX
"Greenfield's fly on the wall view of obscene wealth punctured like a toy balloon is as current as a blog or a headline."--Ray Greene, BOX OFFICE MAGAZINE