August 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
Knowing what I already knew about “The Queen of Versailles” when I walked into the movie, I fully expected to hate Jackie and David Siegel, a couple we meet in the process of building themselves the largest private home in America. What I left with was not hatred. I disapproved of the values they represent, but I also found them fascinating and just slightly lovable. When we’re discussing who to invite to a dinner party, my wife, Chaz, and I sometimes use the shorthand, “good value for money,” which indicates guests expected to be entertaining. The Siegels would qualify.