Kajillionaire

Kajillionaire

DVD - 2020
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Two con artists have spent 26 years training their only daughter to swindle, scam, and steal at every turn. During a desperate and hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger into joining them, only to have their entire world turned upside down.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2020]
Branch Call Number: DVD Kajillio
DVD FEATURE Kajillio 2020
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, rdatr
optical, rdarm
surround, rdacpc
Dolby digital 5.1
NTSC, rdabs
video file, rdaft
DVD video
region 1, rdare

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Zgtm
Feb 19, 2021

Really pathetic movie, waste of time

LPL_RubyM Feb 13, 2021

When I finished this movie, I thought it was okay. Two weeks later, it's still stuck in the back of my mind and I keep revisiting pieces of it...I think it might have been great, actually?

Like other work from Miranda July, it's saccharine and quirky and cringe-inducing at times. But that's the point - July knows she's making us uncomfortable and she holds us in that space; the emotional equivalent of prolonged eye contact with a stranger. I hate it, and it makes me feel stuff. Like Old Dolio grumbles to Melanie (played by the stunning, utterly talented Gina Rodriguez) "You're making us ALL uncomfortable!"

Kajillionaire holds up a funhouse mirror to our own parent-pleasing tendencies, the experiences of being queer in a society that pits women against each other, the stress and dysfunction of late capitalism, and bodily alienation. Am I reading into it too much? I don't care.

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lindy919
Feb 12, 2021

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Uggggg. Quirky characters are always a symptom of weak writing. Wood lurches around like a caveman and grunts a lot. I could only last 25 minutes. TERRIBLE.
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graybear3
Feb 10, 2021

Bit of an odd, quirky movie. Richard Jenkins is one of our favorite character actors and does a fine job here as the dad. Debra Winger practically unrecognizable as the mom. Evan Rachel Wood stars. We generally like this type of movie, and this one was watchable, but a near-miss. Parts worked, and parts didn't.

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Buddy08Chu
Feb 03, 2021

I'm a Miranda July fan; my wife is not so I watched this by myself. A quirky script plus a really good cast made this work for me.

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