This fascinating yet shocking film about a self-made billionaire couple who went from riches to rags is a sad indictment of the American Dream.
The initial focus of Lauren Greenfield's film was 74-year-old David and 43-year-old Jackie Siegels's plans to build the biggest house in the US, inspired by the Palace of Versailles.
But this changed when the economic crisis crippled their timeshare empire, and their lives, providing Greenfield with documentary gold.
It's a hilarious fly-on-the-wall venture which shows the pair's decadent and lavish lifestyle and the subsequent cutbacks they were forced to make. This consisted of sacking most of their hired help.
Jackie, mother of seven, provides some of the most priceless moments, including her shop-till-you-drop mantra and being driven to McDonalds in a limousine.
Meanwhile her husband voices his regret at apparently having singlehandedly won the first presidential election for George W Bush and his second term by illegal means.
The film shows that you can't buy taste but it doesn't mock or ridicule the nouveau riche couple.
An intriguing look at how the other half live, it makes compelling viewing.
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