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King of CaliforniaIn this surprisingly fresh handling of indie quirk, an unstable, jazz-musician father (Michael Douglas) enlists his long-suffering,teenage daughter (Evan...King of CaliforniaDramaPT96MPG-13In this surprisingly fresh handling of indie quirk, an unstable, jazz-musician father (Michael Douglas) enlists his long-suffering,teenage daughter (Evan...2007-09-12First Look, Millennium
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King of California

Genre: Drama; Starring: Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood; Director: Mike Cahill; Author: MichaelCahill; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: First Look, Millennium

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.

Originally posted September 12 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT

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