Gina Rodriguez and Evan Rachel Wood in ‘Kajillionaire’: What Their New Movie Is About

by Jeremy Spirogis
Gina Rodriguez and Evan Rachel Wood in ‘Kajillionaire’: What Their New Movie Is About

Audiences needed to say goodbye to Gina Rodriguez when Jane the Virgin left tv. They’re additionally ready a very long time to see Evan Rachel Wood once more on Westworld Season 3. Their film collectively will tide followers over who’ve been lacking them individually, and Kajillionaire is the group up film you by no means knew you wanted.

L-R: Evan Rachel Wood and Gina Rodriguez | Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Kajillionaire is a Miranda July movie, which suggests quirky with out being exterior actuality. If you’ve seen The Future or Me and You and Everyone You Know, you’ll be able to look ahead to Rodriguez, Wood and different nice actors becoming a member of July’s world in a brand new story. 

How Gina Rodriguez meets Evan Rachel Wood in ‘Kajillionaire’

Old Dolio (Wood) lives together with her mother and father Robert (Richard Jenkins) and Theresa (Debra Winger). They run scams to get by like stealing mail or successful contests and buying and selling unwell gotten items for providers. They reside subsequent to a laundromat that commonly leaks bubbles they must switch through buckets, and so they’re nonetheless behind on hire. 

When the trio runs a rip-off for journey insurance coverage, they meet Melanie (Rodriguez) on the aircraft. They additionally steal leftover airplane snacks as a result of that’s a free meal. Melanie introduces them to her aged shoppers from whom they steal checks to commit fraud. They don’t wish to be kajillionaires. Robert really retains the hustle small to drift below the radar.

Evan Rachel Wood and Gina Rodriguez turn out to be soiled rotten scoundrels

The small time cons are participating and infuriating. It’s enjoyable to see how Old Dolio stays out of view and scopes out the post workplace. They placed on a humorous present once they fleece the outdated folks. These are the form of folks you’d keep away from in actual life although, and Kajillinoaire by no means forgets why.

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L-R: Richard Jenkins, Evan Rachel Wood and Debra Winger | Matt Kennedy/Sundance Institute

They are the deadbeat mates who’re at all times asking to borrow cash, solely it’s worse as a result of they’re asking folks to accept lower than money fee. Robert and Theresa are exhausting as a result of it looks like it will be simpler to only get a minimal wage job than hustle like this. Even their most elementary scams are precarious. For instance, as quickly because the Post Office installs cameras, that income stream is out.

‘Kajillionaire’: A story of feminine friendship

Melanie and Old Dolio have a candy relationship. Rodriguez is so expressive, she livens up this mundane rip-off that’s by now rote to the unique trio. Wood holds every part again. She mumbles and hides behind her lengthy hair. Melanie celebrates Old Dolio, and that’s laborious for her to grasp. 

Old Dolio has settled for a transactional relationship together with her mother and father as a result of that’s all she’s identified. You’ll turn out to be actually invested in Old Dolio’s want for parental love. It’s heartbreaking as a result of Robert and Theresa are customers. They’re not likely able to being the mother and father she deserves.

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L-R: Richard Jenkins, Gina Rodriguez, and Evan Rachel Wood | Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb

Melanie is weak too and Old Dolio takes duty when she goes too far, mistaking Melanie’s robust exterior for invulnerability. Interestingly, Jenkins and Winger don’t play their characters as sinister, as a result of they most likely wouldn’t see themselves that manner.

Miranda July created memorable characters with which the actors run. Since that is July’s first function movie through which she doesn’t star, one wonders which character would possibly signify her. However, her voice at all times comes via all of the characters in her movies and Kajillionaire is not any totally different.

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