Generation Wealth – A documentary on the haves and the have-nots.

Maybe I was expecting more of a hard hitting journalistic documentary about the excess lifestyle of the rich & the few, and the repercussion felt around the world from their action in acquiring those wealth. Or maybe the trailer to this documentary was so enticing that my expectation was set high enough that I submit myself to wait patiently on a long line, during a rainy day, to get my ticket for this movie.
By the way, the long line to the ticket kiosk was because of people were coming in droves for the McQueen documentary. But back to Generation Wealth, I did not find it compelling enough because the subjects in this documentary were not that interesting or relevant. I like it less when the director insert her personal life into the documentary. And I like it even less, when towards the end of the documentary, it was revealed that there is a book published and an exhibition shown with the same title along with all the subjects featured in the documentary. This made the documentary, essentially, the behind the scene companion to the book and the exhibition with the same title. It is like a big portfolio consisting of 25 years’ worth of media footage from director Lauren Greenfield’s archive. She hit on a motherlode of a topic. Too bad she did not pursue a more interesting, better known, and more relevant subjects to feature in this documentary. Where is Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, George Soros, etc? Those are the kind of people whom I would like to see on a documentary about wealth like this one. The documentary also went off topic and explore eating disorder and plastic corrective surgery cases. Not the kind of topics I would like to watch when I come to see a documentary like this.

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