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Kajillionaire

Country: USA, Language: English, 106 mins

  • Director: Miranda July
  • Writer: Miranda July
  • Producer: Megan Ellison; Dede Gardner; Youree Henley; Jeremy Kleiner; Brad Pitt

CGiii Comment

Off-beat, down-beat...call it what you will. Kajillonaire will certainly divide opinion...we absolutely loved it.

Basically, this is a lesbian love story that takes its time [it has the same kind of vibe as Little Miss Sunshine]...and, that time is taken up by the ludicrous and the inspired. Bubbles [aka the leak]...would you live in a place that leaked bubbles?!? Lots [and lots] of bubbles!?! Miranda July was certainly thinking [way] outside the box when she came up with that one...hey, filmmakers, that's what gets you noticed...thinking outside of that box! Surprise the critics, energize their flummoxed asses...we all want fresh...this is deadpan fresh.

The comedy is sleight...it's more visual than visceral...that [in itself] is how clever this film is...this is not about feelings. This is about learning to feel, about wanting to feel...about wanting to be wanted...to be felt. Evan Rachel Wood goes way beyond what you would expect...the thrice nominate Debra Winger...well, she does a downplaying masterclass.

In truth, you'll either get Kajillionare or not...those lucky enough to get it...will understand. 


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The(ir) Blurb...

A woman's life is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join them on a major heist they're planning.

Cast & Characters

Evan Rachel Wood as Old Dolio
Gina Rodriguez as Melanie
Debra Winger as Theresa
Richard Jenkins as Robert
Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Jenny
Diana Maria Riva as Farida
Rachel Redleaf as Kelli
Mark Ivanir as Stovik
Adam Bartley as Hot Tub Salesman
Madeleine Coghlan as Another Teenage Girl
Challen Cates as Med Spa Manager
Steve Park as Another Father
Nikki Castillo as Catholic Schoolgirl #1
David Ury
Rebecca Lee Robertson as Another Daughter