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King of California

PG-13| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
Charlie (Michael Douglas) gets released from an insane asylum and moves in with Miranda (Evan Rachel Wood), the young daughter he left behind. Charlie believes that there is treasure hidden beneath the local Costco, so he puts together a plan to unearth the loot. By convincing Miranda to quit her job at McDonald's and instead work at the wholesale store, he is able to obtain a key. Although Miranda is skeptical, she helps her father with his irrational quest.

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Genres: Drama

King of California (2007)

Release Date: September 14th, 2007|1 hr. 33 min.

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  • In updating Shakespeare’s "The Tempest," writer-director Mike Cahill focuses on the magic worth finding between a father and daughter. That’s why the film sticks with you. It’s a gift. show more

  • The treasure of the film is the unearthing of the family bond, magically played by Douglas and Wood. show more

  • Wood is excellent, but this is a career highlight for Douglas. His depiction of the manic Charlie stays surprisingly grounded and prevents the story from being a naive celebration of mental illness as a kind of freedom that it so easily could have become. show more

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  • April 24, 2010 vezinaudl
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    Loved it! Simple magnificent acting.

  • May 22, 2008 waf375
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    This is a slow moving story with predictable results. Rachel Evan Wood and Michael Douglas do a good job of handeling their roles. The story line is predictable and plodding yet developes the bond between the father and daughter in a touching way. To me the pay off is the ending scene. If you have been paying attention it is a touching way to end. Overall I liked the movie very much. Anyone who can't sit back and let the story develope will be disappointed but those of you who allow a movie to slowly set up its pay off will be delighted.

  • May 22, 2008 tally714
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    This movie was much better than I had expected. Jodie Foster deserves an Oscar for her performance. Terrence Howard did a great job also. The story was very compelling and the time flew by too quickly. The ending was perfect. The language and the violence were a little rough but at least Hollywood used some common sense this time and gave it an R rating instead of a PG-13. Overall, it was a great movie.

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