Generation Wealth

2018 • 106 minutes
3.2
10 reviews
46%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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For the past 25 years acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Thin, kids+money, #likeagirl) has travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision and an artist’s sensitivity a vast range of cultural movements and moments. Yet, after so much seeking and searching, she realized that much of her work pointed at one uniting phenomenon: wealth culture. With her new film, Generation Wealth, she puts the pieces of her life’s work together for in an incendiary investigation into the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen. Spanning consumerism, beauty, gender, body commodification, aging and more, Greenfield has created a comprehensive cautionary tale about a culture heading straight for the cliff’s edge. Generation Wealth, simultaneously a deeply personal journey, rigorous historical essay, and raucously entertaining expose, bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream and the human costs of capitalism, narcissism and greed.
Rating
R
3.2
10 reviews
Fon Guli
November 2, 2018
"Be careful what you wish for" - amazing film that documents how the American Dream has morphed from "keeping up with the Joneses" to "keeping up with the Kardashians", and where hard work, frugality and social contribution has been replaced by soul-less materialism, narcissism and "faking it 'til you make it".
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Dan Stevens
November 17, 2018
Socialism is evil! Slavery and genocide and theft
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tamika jackson
November 8, 2018
Wait till that dragon is released, keep dreaming
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