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A friend of mine states “money does not care who owns it”; Jackie Siegel (“Queen”) and husband David Siegel, (“King”) reign over the mammoth time-share company, Westgate Resorts. They are the subjects of director Lauren Greenfield’s riches to rags scenario; propitious, that Ms. Greenfield in 2007, focuses on the Siegel’s because they are constructing the largest private residence in the US. 90,000 square feet; gargantuan and garish replica of Versailles, a seventeenth palace in France.

Jackie, is forty-three, blessed ( purchased ?) with a Jane Mansfield pneumatic chest, lithesome legs and eight children. She is tragically defined by her purchasing power; closets, the size of railroad cars, packed with shoes, gowns, accessories; she spends a million dollars a year on her wardrobe; unfortunately too low on one end, too high on the other; but uniformly, tasteless. She is a pathetic creature incapable of understanding the implosion, explosion of the real estate market and the global financial collapse. She has children so the nannies can raise them; they run rampant, unsupervised, surly, spoiled (most likely ensconced in the therapeutic process or worse); repugnantly, animals share their domain (paltry 26,000 square foot home): snakes slither, lizards languish, dogs defecate. Jackie is clueless, unconscious to the boundaries needed to curtail her compulsive spending, raising children, managing a household. She is not a bad person, just detached, avaricious, naive and stupid.

David, (31 years Jackie’s senior) no longer a titan, robbed of his integrity; his braggadocio deflated with his financial demise; hibernating in splendid squalor, a sour septuagenarian, looking for salvation, blaming the banks for his bankruptcies, foreclosures; shuns his children, wife; wastes his days looking for bailouts; staring at photos: grinning with ex -presidents, other financial tycoons, beauty pageant winners. Like Shakespeare’s “Timon of Athens” he is a hollow, colorless, wasted man; an empty vessel without his billionaire status.

2008 resonates with massive tales of fortunes lost, lives altered, lessons learned; I found Jackie and David Siegel unsympathetic but even worse, uninteresting.

TWO & 1/2 STARS!!

For Now……….Peneflix


  1. I am not surprised that you found the movie a 2 1/2 stars and uninteresting. The logical reason… You are a 10+ stars review and the ANTITHESIS of the characters!!

  2. Harvey and I saw the movie and thought it was extremely well done and interesting. Of course it is a very sad story but so well told. I didn’t expect to like David or Jackie but found them likeable in a strange way. They were into themselves of course but did seem to care for others. Jackie especially was very “real” even though I can’t identify with her at all, I found her likeable. The editing was excellent. We enjoyed it very much. We agree with the critics. One of the rare times we disagree with you.

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