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King of California (2007)

4 Ratings: 2.0
A movie directed by Mike Cahill

Michael Douglas is such a great dramatic actor (not to mention villain) that it's worth remembering what a strong comedic performer he can be (War of the Roses,Romancing the Stone). InKing of California, he digs into his offbeat lighter role with relish … see full wiki

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Director: Mike Cahill
3 reviews about King of California (2007)
review by . May 31, 2009
... and an adroit portrayal of a nut-case California libertarian dysfunctional father with a heart (or possibly a whole chest) of gold. If you've ever lived in California, especially southern, you're excused; you don't need to see it, you can just sit on a step-ladder in your patio and watch your neighbors. Otherwise, you might not feel too bad about wasting an hour-and-a-half on a film that aspires to be as wildly sardonic as a Coen Brothers movie, but ends up as sappy as Gidget.    Oh …
review by . March 27, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
I thought I'd fallen in love with Michael Douglas years ago when I saw Romancing the Stone on a warm summer afternoon. Turns out it was just infatuation. By the end of the movie, I realized I could never make a life with him--I hate men who are willing to betray their women, even if they come back around in the end.... But now... with the beard and the 'character' lines in his face--and the ability to take on a persona wholly unlike his own--I love him again. For real this time.
review by . February 01, 2008
KING OF CALIFORNIA may not break any records for innovation of thought or script but it is a tightly made little film that allows veteran actor Michael Douglas a lollipop of a wacky role to remind us that he does have comedic talent! It also gives 20-year old Evan Rachel Wood the opportunity to compete with a Pro and come out an equal - quite a feat for such a young actress. Written and directed by Mike Cahill the story does have appeal, especially since it is set in Santa Clarita, California, a …
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