I caught “The Queen of Versailles” a week ago at my favorite art house theater, the multiplex crowds for...
The author is blind to his own cluelessness: " Tiger Woods and his nutjob wife, Elin, lived down the street until their marriage crumbled. When word got out during Thanksgiving weekend 2009that the golfing great had crashed his SUV into a tree, Jackie raced to the scene of the accident and took some photos. “She sold one to TMZ for $400,” Elin Woods displayed more class during her tragedy than "the Queen of Versaille" could possibly muster! Who takes pictures of their neighbors and sells them to a gossip magazine?
Is it possible to be sympathetic toward an ostentatious Florida billionaire family at risk of losing their unfinished dream home – the largest residence in the U.S. – because of a mortgage crisis which, in a modest way, they helped to create? Actually, it is…sort of. A new movie documentary, “The Queen of Versailles,” shows why. Intentionally or not, it also makes a powerful case for why government shouldn’t cover losses incurred by high-rolling lending and borrowing.
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