KAJILLIONAIRE

"Let the Oddities Abound"

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Content: -4 Gross immorality, and/or worldview problems.
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What You Need To Know:

KAJILLIONAIRE is a quirky indie comedy about a family of swindlers who hatch schemes to acquire $1,500 in rent money. When the family starts their plan, they meet a young woman named Melanie, who’s ready to help them, whatever the cost. However, things turn sour after the parents of the family make a sexual advance on Melanie and leave their daughter, Old Dolio, confused beyond belief. Reluctantly, Old Dolio goes with Melanie to her apartment, and they become closer, but it’s clear that there’s a physical attraction between the two women. Will Dolio forgive her parents for their transgressions?

KAJILLIONAIRE is like a marriage between a dry comedy and an awkward reality show. It’s also not very funny. KAJILLIONAIRE has a strong pagan worldview where characters look out for their own self-interest by swindling people and lying for personal gain. There’s some morality where one character cares for someone by trying to make her feel comfortable because her parents won’t. However, the movie includes ongoing homoeroticism, several strong obscenities, brief touches of both Anti-Christian and Christian sentiments, and other unacceptable immoral content.

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong pagan worldview where characters look out for their own self-interest by swindling people and lying for personal gain, with some morality where one character cares for someone by trying to make her feel comfortable where her parents won’t, there’s some homoerotic tension between two women who make out in the movie’s final scene, some Christian elements where’s a Catholic schoolgirl in uniform says “God bless you” for the first time after a major earthquake and a reference to believing in angels, but an Anti-Christian element occurs where father character has a negative view of someone praying

Foul Language:
Eight obscenities (a couple “f” words) and four light profanities

Violence:
No violence

Sex:
Homosexual lesbian couple makes out in final scene after longing for one another earlier, older couple tries to entice a young woman to have a threesome but she refuses, there’s some crude sexual language, and a random man and woman on the street make out

Nudity:
Woman’s bare breast shown during breastfeeding with her naked child, upper male nudity in one scene, female character shows her midriff a few times

Alcohol Use:
Wine with dinner

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking but brief mention of someone being addicted to pills; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Lying, forgery, stealing, name calling, and a poor representation of parents.

More Detail:

KAJILLIONAIRE is a quirky indie comedy about a family of swindlers who hatch schemes to acquire $1,500 worth of rent money, but run into issues when the daughter becomes attracted to another young woman. As a comedy, KAJILLIONAIRE is unfunny and awkward, with a strong pagan worldview containing some ongoing homoeroticism, several strong obscenities, brief touches of both Anti-Christian and Christian sentiments, and other immoral, unacceptable content.

The movie begins with three people standing on a sidewalk of a Los Angeles street. The camera follows the characters to their home, which is located at a bubble factory where they live in the offices. Turns out that the three characters are related. The couple are the parents of the 26-year-old, long-haired woman named Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood). However, things are looking a bit bleak for the trio because their landlord, the man who runs the bubble factory, says they’re behind on their rent by $1,500.

Old Dolio hatches a plan to get the rent money, but it involves taking a flight to New York City and coming straight back. While on the plane, Old Dolio’s parents befriend a young woman named Melanie. The three find her trustworthy and loop her into their Ponzi schemes going forward which involve the foursome swindling old people to try and get the $1,500.

One day, however, while Old Dolio is out gathering the $1,500, her parents make a sexual advance on Melanie, which she’s rejects for obvious reasons. When Old Dolio shows up on the scene, she’s confused and feels like her mother has shown a particular interest in Melanie she’s never received before. Melanie tells Old Dolio that she’ll make her feel loved if Old Dolio gives her the cash. Reluctantly, Old Dolio goes with Melanie to her apartment, and they become closer, but it’s clear that there’s a physical attraction between the two young women.

With Old Dolio’s parents out in the cold, Melanie and Old Dolio provide companionship for one another. Melanie helps Old Dolio come to terms with the fact that her parents are criminals and have taught her to be one too, while Old Dolio helps Melanie exercise her compassion and let her guard down.

Things come to a head when an earthquake, one of Old Dolio’s biggest fears, happens. For a moment, she’s convinced she and Melanie died during the quake, but once she realizes she’s alive, she starts to look at the world with a renewed sense of optimism. However, now, her parents try to swindle their way back into her life, but will Dolio let them?

KAJILLIONAIRE is like an uncomfortable marriage between a dry comedy and an awkward reality show. It’s also not very funny. To the movie’s credit, all the actors do a superb job in their quirky roles. Sadly, though, their performances aren’t enough to bridge the confusion in the audience’s understanding of why the movie was made in the first place. To add to the oddities and awkwardness, Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt executive produced the movie.

KAJILLIONAIRE has a strong pagan worldview where characters look out for their own self-interest by swindling people and lying for personal gain. There’s some morality where one character cares for someone by trying to make her feel comfortable where her parents won’t. However, the movie includes ongoing homoeroticism, several strong obscenities, brief touches of both Anti-Christian and Christian sentiments, and other immoral content. KAJILIONAIRE is excessive and unacceptable.

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