Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream (2012)
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Critic Reviews for Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream
Gibney ferrets out the richest men in America and the building where they live, 740 Park Ave in NYC. Exposing how they rig the so-called free market economy, and the psychology of wealth and entitlement hardwiring their psyches to do appalling things.
Audience Reviews for Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream
"Park Avenue" is about how some of the richest men in America are hogging the bulk of our income for themselves. The bias of this socio-economic drama is rather leftist, but the message is fair: these billionaires are destroying the American dream for the average Americans. While millions of Americans are struggling to put food on the table with their minimum wage jobs, the residents of this ultra-rich neighbourhood of Park Ave simply turn a blind eye to the poor's plight by lobbying Washington for reducing their taxes while increasing taxes for the rest of Americans. The director Alex Gibney also shows why Mitt Romney was not elected in the last presidential election: his VP choice, Paul Ryan (who bases his economic philosophy on that of Ayn Rand) was a huge mistake.
While deceptively less about the location and more about the politics, this film opened my eyes to problems that I didn't even know existed. And although I may not 100% agree with the views of the filmmakers, it's hard to argue with facts.
Want to be outraged. Want to roll around barking at your screen.....want to feel cheated and robbed....well here you go....this is just the smack in your face you might need to realize that your american dream is harder to get than you realize. I loved it!