All Rich Kids Are Crushingly Lonely
If there's one thing movies have taught us about rich kids, it's that endless money and opportunity will only ruin your life. These children are isolated, their parents don't care, and the other kids will have nothing to do with them, because being rich is ... embarrassing? Somehow? No matter that wealthy parents actually spend more time with their children than low-income parents, for a variety of obvious reasons. In movies, rich children are all so crushingly lonely that they have to hire friends.
In The Toy, a father literally buys Richard Pryor to be his son's live-in friend, because this was 1982 and it was still okay to make movies about buying black people.
Columbia Pictures"Keep your hands inside, that's how the last you broke."
Richie Rich's only friend is his butler, because his parents are too busy for him and the other kids really hate him. That one's probably fair; having a name like Richie Rich is just begging for a swirly.
Warner Bros. PicturesWhich, judging by the hair, may have already happened?
The whole reason Red Mist becomes a villain in Kick-Ass is to win his wealthy gangster father's love (and precious bonding time).
Lionsgate"Can I at least change clothes?"
It's the Wayne Principle: Either your parents die and you become a hero, or they live long enough to see you become a villain.
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