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Kajillionaire (2020) Movie Review
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Kajillionaire (2020) Movie Review

   

A woman's life is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join them on a major heist they're planning.

Director: Miranda July

Writer: Miranda July

Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Ivanir, Gina Rodriguez
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A sure fire way to know a movie is bad? When you keep checking your watch, doing the math for when the movie will end.

Richard Jenkins? Debra Winger? Are you guys in a severe financial crunch and needed some money fast? Did you lose a bet and this was your punishment?

As you might have guessed, I found this movie painful to watch. It started out well enough, with some big names portraying a very eccentric family of small-time con artists. But that was it. It all just went slowly downhill after that, grinding slower and slower. At one point, I believe time stood still yet the movie kept going and going, despite my fervent wishes for it to end.

Almost left several times, but I stuck it out to see how it would wrap up. It wasn't worth the wait. I wish I indeed had left early. I didn't miss anything.

Nary a smile to be seen in the theater as we all somberly filed out. Just a lot of grumbling and people shaking their heads dejectedly.
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If you don't get it, you don't get it. The people who say that this movie was so terrible in a single sentence were clearly people the movie wasn't made for. If you come from a family with an unhealthy parental dynamic and difficulties with intimacy, you get the humor. And it IS funny, BECAUSE it's relational, like an inside joke. That's what was so enduring and vulnerable about a movie like this; taking the authentic leap with its character-driven plot and knowing that only the people who speak the language of this film will fall in love with it.
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