Generation Wealth

Release Date: July 20th, 2018

R |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

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Screen International

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

  • 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

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This new film, though, is mainly appalling, and not instructively so. It’s all over the place, to the point of inducing numbness or suffocation. In the end it comes out in favor of love, which is good, but getting there may leave you glassy-eyed, unless you’re deeply into bling porn. show more

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