Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's
Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's (2013)

It's the most mythic of all American emporiums and the scene of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Now audiences get a rarified chance to peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 3, 2013
DVD Release Date: August 26, 2013
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's is a fun documentary which ultimately doubles as an infomercial for the Manhattan store.

Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

No, it's not hard-hitting journalism about retail fashion or conspicuous consumption. It's more like a graceful authorized biography of an institution.

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Suzanne S. Brown
Denver Post

Much of the window dressing has gone out of fashion. It's nice to revisit it here.

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

Close to hagiography-but who cares when faced with such an entertaining valentine as this.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

There's probably a brilliant documentary to be made at New York department store Bergdorf Goodman. No such luck

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

As a sociological exercise, it's like another culture. As a film, it's like science fiction, a visit to Planet Obscenely Wealthy. It is weirdly compelling.

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Steve Rose

Even people who find fashion really, really interesting will be bludgeoned brain-dead by this fawning, attention-deficit infomercial of a documentary.

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Debra B. Bass
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The overall feel is less of a cohesive documentary and more of a slapdash scrapbook of facts, historical information and name-dropping.

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Esther Lee
Philadelphia Inquirer

A fascinating doc that accurately captures the luster of the venerated fashion mecca and shows why Bergdorf's has become an American institution ...

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Kate Stables
Total Film

Once-upon-a-time tales about Elizabeth Taylor ordering 200 pairs of mink earmuffs, or Yoko Ono's Christmas Eve $400,000 furs-splurge, can't compensate for a lacklustre storyline about the famously intricate Chrimbo shop windows.

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