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Generation Wealth (2018)

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A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

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Lauren Greenfield
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Greenfield ... Self
Bret Easton Ellis ... Self
Paris Cronin Paris Cronin ... Self (as Paris)
Mijanou Mijanou ... Self
Eddie Eddie ... Self
Sheldon Greenfield Sheldon Greenfield ... Self
Patricia Greenfield Patricia Greenfield ... Self
Cliff Cliff ... Self
Florian Homm Florian Homm ... Self
Chris Hedges Chris Hedges ... Self
Ronald Reagan ... Self (archive footage)
Conrad Homm Conrad Homm ... Self
Mikayla Mikayla ... Self - Conrad Homm's girlfriend
Suzanne Murphy Suzanne Murphy ... Self (as Suzanne)
Trudy Wilner Stack Trudy Wilner Stack ... Self
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A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

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The American dream just keeps getting more expensive.

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, disturbing images, and drug material | See all certifications »

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Florian Homm: It's a bullshit game. All of us are following a toxic dream. What you're sold in this world is a bag of rotten goods.
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Compelling stories of longing and losing
16 September 2018 | by charlottebazelySee all my reviews

This is surely one of the most important stories we can be telling about the way we live now- the relentless pursuit for wealth and fame that obsesses up so many us. Celebrated photo journalist Lauren Greenfield brings her unique eye to bear on over twenty years of excess. The stories she focuses on are both appalling and touching. Greenfield looks at the wealthy LA teens of the 90s including a young Kim Kardashian and talks to the extraordinary disgraced hedge fund manager Florian Homm, a former porn star and most heartbreakingly of all a neglectful mother obsessed with plastic surgery. It's an idiosyncratic documentary about the pursuit of money as an inadequate sticking plaster over the pervading wounds of scarcity and lack we feel in a secular, fame obsessed society. Greenfield seems to acknowledge her own unreliability as a narrator by turning the camera on herself and her family and documenting her own absences from them as she relentlessly pursued her subjects over the years. It makes for an uneven narrative and a story without easy conclusions. But it felt truthful to me because of it. We're all in this mess together and we are all voyeurs.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wealth: The Influence of Affluence See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,834, 22 July 2018

Gross USA:

$237,709

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$287,709
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Evergreen Pictures See more »
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