Monday, October 22, 2012


And the International Documentary Association's Nominees Are...

Lauren Greenfield's film The Queen of Versailles is among the International Documentary Association's five nominees for feature documentary of the year — in case you missed it, check out Kase Wickman's fun interview with her, and a trailer for the film, thisaway.

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This movie made me feel a moment of sympathy for rich people, and then I got all uncomfortable and confused.


@PatatasBravas So it's interesting and skillfully made, is what I'm saying. Watch it! Talk with me about it!

Reginal T. Squirge

Really? I didn't feel one ounce of sympathy. Not even for a second.


@Reginal T. Squirge I felt some for Jackie -- such a strange trajectory for a life. When she sent her friend money to keep her house, but it wasn't enough? And when at the end, she looks at the person behind the camera, and says, "Look, you know more about my husband and our economic status than I do"? (paraphrased) And every time her husband wouldn't come out of his weird den for dinner, even on birthdays? She seemed wistful for the family she wanted to have, living in this giant house overcrowded with toys and turds, with a very un-present spouse and kids who don't know any better than to constantly whine for more (and kill pets, arghhhhh, I nearly lost it there).

There were a lot of times that I felt a pang of sadness for her, and for the kids. None for the dude, not at all, but for Jackie, sometimes.


this is greatest!!!!@j


And then the subject's husband sends a letter to all his employees, threatening to close the company and lay everyone off if Obama wins. While I'm all for a well crafted documentary, rich dicks like this get no sympathy from me.

Reginal T. Squirge

The documentary is not kind to this dude, so support it with a clear conscience!


@laurel I like how in the doc he basically gives himself credit for getting Bush elected by doing the same thing--sending a letter to employees telling them if they don't vote for Bush, the company will have to make cuts.


@laurel Hahaha that guy is so clearly a sack of shit, and the movie reflects that.


@laurel This movie shows the man's true colors. No sympathy at all for him. Definitely see it!

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