Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke (1999)

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Biography of billionaire tobacco heiress Doris Duke looks at her bizarre lifestyle, including her troubled childhood, her world traveling for audiences with mystics, a face lift at age 79, ... See full summary »


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28 May 2004 | cjcz50
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This was an enjoyable production. I had not seen the movie the first time it was released all the way through. Although I am certain producers took much license with some aspects of Ms. Duke's history, I think the general core of her life was well demonstrated. Sequential scenes were well produced and flowed throughout the production. Overview of major experiences in Ms. Duke's life were well developed and portrayed, giving us a taste, on a small scale, but yet a taste, of what struggles Ms. Duke had to endure. It was easy at times to forget about her wealth and see through to a genuine human being struggling to find her place and to find happiness.

It is a prime example of the old adage that money does not buy happiness. In fact, it can create more problems than an average wage earning person could experience. The butler did it, there is no doubt. The entrance of the adopted child, Chanzy, into Ms. Duke's life was one of the saddest and most despicable situations I have witnessed. I think this individual absolutely broke Ms. Duke's heart and destroyed the last little bit of trust Ms. Duke had in human beings. I would be interested to find out if Chanzy truly did inherit from Ms. Duke's estate and if she is still with us, what her life has been like since Ms. Duke's death and what she is doing now.

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Genres

Biography | Drama

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Release Date:

22 February 1999

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, Canada

Filming Locations

Hawaii, USA

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