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Kajillionaire (2020, D: July) - S: Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Debra Winger, Richard Jenkins

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Kajillionaire (2020, D: July) - S: Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Debra Winger, Richard Jenkins




In Theaters September 25

From acclaimed writer/director Miranda July comes a profoundly moving and wildly original comedy. Con-artists Theresa (Debra Winger) and Robert (Richard Jenkins) have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood), to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity. During a desperate, hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger (Gina Rodriguez) into joining their next scam, only to have their entire world turned upside down.
This is coming out next week.

Currently 94% on RT: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/kajillionaire
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Re: Kajillionaire (2020, D: July) - S: Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Debra Winger, Richard Jenkins

It's an odd movie, and ERW is certainly playing an unusual character, but I very much enjoyed it. It's the first film of the seven I've seen in theaters since they reopened that I can truly say that about.
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Re: Kajillionaire (2020, D: July) - S: Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Debra Winger, Richard Jenkins

This is now available as a $19.99 rental. Too high for a film like this, IMO.

I saw this in theatres. It was good, but it won't be everyone's cup of tea. If you like July's previous work, you will like this.
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Re: Kajillionaire (2020, D: July) - S: Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Debra Winger, Richard Jenkins

This is on HBO and HBO Max.

It was different and I liked it but did not love it thought it had its moments.
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Re: Kajillionaire (2020, D: July) - S: Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Debra Winger, Richard Jenkins

Enjoyed it, but felt the ending was badly directed:

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It was unbelievable that the parents could manage overnight, without waking anyone up, to take every single thing out of the apartment, including the shelves and the furniture (what, did they have an army of twenty people to help) that the whole next morning felt like a dream sequence. I kept waiting for her to wake up, but by the time I realized that wasn't what was happening, the movie was ending, so I didn't get the chance to watch those final scenes in their proper context. It felt like a fumble.


I watched this on the Canadian version of HBO called Crave, and I noticed the aspect ratio changes between the movie and the end credits, leading me to believe this was essentially a "pan and scan" version that zoomed in the picture so there wouldn't be black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. Really? We're going back to that again?

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