KING OF CALIFORNIA (2007 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Starsìììì

King of California’s concept works from the premise, ‘What if there is Spanish treasure still buried in California’ and ‘What might have to happen to retrieve it?’ Michael Douglas plays a terrific character of a man just released from a mental asylum and his quest to take care of his daughter’s financial future through an out-of-the-ordinary dream. This is a fun movie that runs on a unique storyline. It’s an easy on the mind film for a lazy Saturday afternoon watch. Great work for Director Mike Cahill.

Storyline

A dad convinces his daughter that Spanish gold lies buried in suburban California.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Mike Cahill for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, George Furla, Vance Owen, Elisa Salinas, Trevor Short, and John Thompson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Charlie (Michael Douglas), Miranda (Evan Rachel Wood), Pepper (Willis Burks II), Rita (Laura Kachergus), Doug (Paul Lieber), Kelly (Kathleen Wilhoite), Applebee’s Manager (Anne L. Nathan), McDonald’s Manager (Arthur Santiago), and Ashley Greene (McDonald’s Customer).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s original, nicely done, and does not require a great deal of emotional involvement to follow.

Ben Meyers

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