Kajillionaire

Kajillionaire ★★★★★

This was one of those exceptionally rare movies where I was convinced I would think this was fine after the first 30 minutes or so and out of no where it blossomed into an extraordinarily moving film. I was incredibly shocked by that - the beginning gives you a sense that this will be simply a movie that’s pretty strange but with a unique vision, and I was settled in for that.

But almost from the moment that Gina Rodriguez arrives this becomes something else entirely, asking the viewer to confront the pain of terrible parenting and whether healing is achievable. I found it deeply cathartic to watch, and now I’m wondering about the other Miranda July movies that I’ve heard are incredibly strange. Do they also have the same beating heart to them? I may have to find out.