Director: Lauren Greenfield. 100 min. Rated PG. USA/Netherlands/UK/Denmark. Documentary.
David Siegel and his wife, billionaire owners of the world's largest timeshare company and builders of a Versailles-like palace in Florida, define the American dream as: live rich, or feel
rich, or die. Then the 2008 financial breakdown comes along, and they're
struggling to make their ahem*disgusting*ahem consumerism ends meet.
Strangely, I neither envied their lifestyle when they were in paradise,
nor felt sympathy when they were in crisis mode. The reason is
well-conceived at the end: they pray that one day, things will get
better, so they can go back to their material-worshiping habits again.
They just never learn.