Born Rich (2004)

Born Rich





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An Inside Look at the Lives of the Heirs to The World’s Greatest Family Fortunes Jamie Johnson, 20-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical empire, turns in a remarkable documentary about the lives of the children of the wealthiest families in the world. This 2003 Sundance Film Festival Selection and Emmy-nominated documentary shows Johnson turning the camera on himself and 10 of his friends. Born Rich candidly reveals the great privileges and the excess baggage that go along … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Directed By: ,
On DVD: Oct 5, 2004

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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

It's [Johnson's] first film (it shows), but he strikes gold by getting the kind of access to his peers no one else could.

Full Review… | January 15, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | March 31, 2009
Top Critic

At least Johnson was honest to both the audience and himself, and kept an open mind. Really, that's all you can ask for.

Full Review… | February 11, 2003
Film Threat

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Born Rich

The documentary is handled adequately, but it's the access and the candor Johnson is able to provide that makes Born Rich a little interesting.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Really insightful. We have recently become more facinated with young hollywood and the likes of Paris Hilton types. I think everyone has wondered what it would be like to be born rich. More money more problems... Children of wealth strugle with living up to expectations and fighting the prejuduce of peers growing up. Surpisingly most don't just enjoy the free money but try to do something meaningful. One man even realizes that hard work makes him happy. It may be easy to hate these people but maybe we shouldn't.

Jeff Heruth

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