Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Queen of Versailles 2012

     David Siegel, the owner of Westgate Resorts, made a lot of money selling timeshares.  A lot of low interest money was out there just waiting for him to take in 2008.  His employees sold the timeshares to ordinary people with as little at $50 down.  He needed a lot of circulating money to be able to carry the note on the loans.  He lives in a 30,000 square foot Florida home with his wife Jackie and their six children plus their niece.  They are building another home with 90,000 square feet and sparing no expense to fashion it after the Palace of Versailles.  Everything starts to change when the economy collapses due to the sub-prime mortgage crisis.  The cheap money starts to dry up.
   David is 73 years old and Jackie is 45 years old, Jackie spends a LOT of money.  She has a limo driver, nannies, housekeepers and a cook.  This is very interesting, especially the outrageous amount of squandered of money.  Showcases a staggering amount of mindless gathering of possessions.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)
100 min, Doc directed by Lauren Greenfield with David and Jackie Siegel, Virginia Nebab.

Note:  Blockbuster 4*, imdb 6.9 out of 10, 95% critic 77% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.

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