In this surprisingly fresh handling of indie quirk, an unstable, jazz-musician father (Michael Douglas) enlists his long-suffering,teenage daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) in a search for Spanish gold buried under a banal Costco. Much of the fizz in King of California, writer-director Mike Cahill’s feature debut about the thin line between California dreamin’ and real mental illness, comes from a liberated Douglas — loose, hairy, and having a blast — as the Don Quixote dad. It’s as if the star finally gets to integrate all his onscreen personas, all at once.
Genre: Drama; Starring: Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood; Director: Mike Cahill; Author: MichaelCahill; Release Date Limited: 09/14/2007; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 96; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: First Look, Millennium
Posted September 12 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
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