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Folie À Deux

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A hotel is not a home

A supposed dream home becomes a nightmare when an affluent family’s plans to convert historic Gray’s Court into a boutique hotel are broadsided by 2008’s economic meltdown.

Lacking gobsmacking depictions of excess and natural born grotesques, Kim Hopkins’ doc struggles to match The Queen Of Versailles for sheer entertainment. It also never quite fulfils its ambitions of presenting a Death Of A Salesman-calibre tragedy (despite shamelessly suggesting otherwise).

Still, the family feud about a shared courtyard may be the year’s finest example of fiddling while Rome burns.

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