The Queen of Versailles

 2012 // Documentary // 100 min // PG

Plot

 A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.

Director

  Lauren Greenfield

Cast

  Alyse Barker, Lorraine Barrett, June Downs, Phillip Froehlich

Rotten Tomatoes: 94

Metacritic: 80

IMDb: 7.1


Average: 81.7

What they're saying -

The Queen of Versailles is a timely, engaging, and richly drawn portrait of the American Dream improbably composed of equal parts compassion and schadenfreude.