COMEDY/DRAMA | 2020 | USA
Written and directed by Miranda July
Con artists Theresa (Debra Winger) and Robert (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, Melanie (Gina Rodriguez), into joining their next scheme, completely shaking up Old Dolio’s routine. Her unlikely connection with Melanie begins to challenge Old Dolio’s odd and stoic reality—and she finds herself suddenly caught between the only family she has ever known and the prospect of total freedom.
“Kajillionaire is funny, original, sad and singular. In other words, it’s Peak Miranda July.” – Empire Magazine
“On relationships, July remains as perceptive as ever.” – Observer (UK)
★★★★ – Daily Telegraph (UK)
★★★★ – Irish Times
★★★★ – London Evening Standard