Kajillionaire

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6.41 h 44 min2020X-RayR
HD. A family of small-time grifters have their world turned upside down after they charm a stranger into joining them in this absurdist comedy.
Directors
Miranda July
Starring
Evan Rachel WoodDebra WingerGina Rodriguez
Genres
ComedyDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Richard Jenkins
Producers
Dede GardnerJeremy KleinerYouree Henley
Studio
Focus Features
Rating
R (Restricted)
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Alcohol usefoul languagenuditysexual content
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3.6 out of 5 stars

1269 global ratings

  1. 46% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 14% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 13% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 9% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 17% of reviews have 1 stars
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
thank you film for
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making life so nice for a bit. This was my first July film. I loved it. The acting is lovely and singular, in every character. The camera work is so soft and moves so well through the characters and their spaces. It's cinematography feels respectful and in awe, somehow at once. The situations are so well written. Such a strange and beautiful portrait of family, of what bonds mean, of the ways others bring healing. This is one of those films that reminds you how nice it is to be shown how to see.
26 people found this helpful
Mark GReviewed in the United States on October 29, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Enchanting on second viewing
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I was baffled by this movie after first viewing, until I read a reviewer’s comment that it should be seen as a fairy tale. With that perspective in mind I watched again, and was totally captivated and deeply moved. The nonsense elements became an effectively humorous, and at times LOL funny, counterpoint that added to my enjoyment without detracting from the utterly believable emotional arc of the story. Music on first experience seemed jarringly out of sync at times; second time around seemed to provide appropriate emphasis. The few nods to current norms of cultural virtue were deftly handled and integrated well with their context.

Evan Rachel Wood gives a dynamite performance that meshes perfectly with those of the terrific supporting cast, particularly Gina Rodriguez, whose character grows in a way that is beautifully complementary to Wood’s. And the refusal/inability of parental figures played by Richard Jenkins and Debra Winger to budge from type is totally convincing. I can easily see Kajillionaire joining the short list of films that I watch repeatedly with increasing satisfaction.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Makes you think *spoilers - read after watching*
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I found this film to be incredibly interesting...
The film illuminated the closed perspective of manipulative parents coercing their daughter to do their dirty work, and it's thought provoking because of the disconnect between our normal, everyday lives, to her experience growing up with her parents and that dynamic that they have.
I loved the "baby steps" the main character portrayed in recognizing that her needs were not met in the same way as most... what's more interesting is the journey she'll have trying to integrate herself into normal life, away from her parents, but that part is left up to the viewer to imagine.

Overall, I think this is a good representation of trauma and the effect that has on the person, because this was a very problematic, and twisted, situation for the main character.
In the end, I'm happy this woman had someone to help her out of the situation, and I guess, made some sort of peace with her parents wishing her well, in the damaging way they did.......

This film left me feeling quite odd, but the way it was directed was excellent, even if the story isn't what we would necessarily want to see..
Again, I think it was illuminating and definitely gives you things to think about, and made me appreciate what I have.
I was kind of speechless at the end.
14 people found this helpful
Diana DReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Waste of time and money.
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The performances were excellent however that doesn’t make up for the fact that I wasted almost two hours of my life that I’ll never get back. It’s advertised as a funny con artist movie. Very little humor. One scene that was mildly funny the first time around was repeated several times. The few “cons” the viewer saw were extremely elementary and I didn’t find them interesting. I would describe them as simple cheats, not real cons. Don’t waste your time or money to watch this. It’s boring. The characters are superficial and there isn’t a cohesive, fully developed plot line. It’s kinda like watching A Day In The Life of a Family With No Life.
15 people found this helpful
Tommy OReviewed in the United States on October 17, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not my favorite Miranda July, but I still love her
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I love Miranda July. Me You And Everyone I Know and The Future were brilliant. And it's interesting to see all of a directors work and see them going for something even if it doesn't totally work. I think I missed Miranda being in it. She has such a unique quality of kooky vulnerability and it was hard to connect to Evan Rachel Wood's character. She was playing such a "Character" with the funny voice and all, where as Miranda has such a truthful authentic voice. And Gina Rodriguez' character just didn't make sense. Who is this person? Kind of a new version of a manic pixie dream girl. I like the idea and the actors and there are some beautiful moments like the scene with the old man dying and Evan Rachel Wood's character helping him to let go of life like letting go of a string but as a film it didn't quite land for me. But I will be first in line to see her next one and love that she is a person in the world making art. Bravo for that!
11 people found this helpful
Michael SandsReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Incredibly BAD film
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Anticipated an interesting film from the various reviews but was shocked at how empty and pointless this exercise was. A bunch of grifters grifting, actors mumbling their lines as if there was meaning in what they were saying. The payoff, so to speak, of a damaged adolescent finding her emotions with a fellow grifter did not justify spending an hour and a half with this family. I lay the blame on the director since the actors have interestingly portrayed characters in other films.
12 people found this helpful
AmandaReviewed in the United States on October 17, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Miranda July fans will not be disappointed!
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I loved that I didn’t have to risk my life in theaters and could see this from home. It was so worth it. The work of Miranda July is incredible and this film is a perfect example.
13 people found this helpful
Corri65Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
No,storyline whatsoever!
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This has to be the worst movie I have ever seen. I kept waiting for it to get better and it never did!!
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