Kajillionaire (2020)

  • Comedy
  • 1h 46m

“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, Vulture

Director

Miranda July

Language(s)

English

Subtitle(s)

English