Generation Wealth

Release Date: July 20th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

Lauren Greenfield examines materialism, celebrity culture, and social status and reflects on the desire to be wealthy at any cost. This visual history of the growing obsession with wealth uses first-person interviews in Los Angeles, Moscow, Dubai, China and around the world to bear witness to the global boom-and-bust economy and document its complicated consequences.

Director: Lauren Greenfield

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Evergreen Pictures, Amazon Studios

Keywords: 2010s , Fall , Los Angeles , Rise , Engaging , Quest ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Dan FienbergThe Hollywood Reporter

    Easily the most ambitious film of the director's career, but also the most infuriating for all of the sociological and psychological points that it tries to make in ways that are too often unearned or poorly defended. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    Into a broad-strokes picture of a culture in crisis, Lauren Greenfield attempts to incorporate autobiographical elements, which results in some awkward narrative pivots and jarringly clunky voiceover. show more

  • 80
    Screen International

    The result is both a compelling, damning cultural observation and testament to Greenfield’s own visual artistry. show more

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