“Most people want to be kajillionaires. That’s the dream, that’s how they get you hooked…”
Do you like your comedy quirky and absurd? This one’s for you. From acclaimed writer/director Miranda July – the creative force of nature behind ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW and THE FUTURE – comes the profoundly moving and wildly original comedy KAJILLIONAIRE.
Con-artists Theresa and Robert – played by Debra Winger and 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 kind stranger (Gina Rodriguez) into joining their next scam, only to have their entire world turned upside down.
July’s absurd comedy bursts with uncanny sweetness and lyrical charm – a playful examination of poverty, self-discovery and true connection. With a quirky aesthetic and some stand-out performances from Evan Rachel Wood and Richard Jenkins, KAJILLIONAIRE is a tender, strange, and heartfelt movie about family, love, and belonging – you’re going to love it.
“I’ll just say that July takes these weird, desperate characters and gives their lives a couple of cosmic twists that serve both to clarify her vision and to expand it. This might be her best film yet.” – Bilge Ebiri, Vultureemphasized text