King of California Synopsis
An unstable musician tries to convince his daughter that Spanish gold is buried in the suburbs.
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a good story with intellectually and emotionally jarring twists

By Kathi10025
likable quirky characters, interesting setting-but most importantly, love, courage and intelligence where we might not have thought we would find them!...

King of California a Kingly Feast

By treeheart
I really enjoyed this film. It was delicately played by all parties -- including the director, who could have easily turned it into a melodrama. For all its sadness, it was a very sweet film and well...

The King of California Fails to be King

By madygoldstein
I had listened to an interesting interview on NPR radio with Michael Douglas recently, and was excited to hear about this new film--particularly where he sported his own beard, and had the...

Strtange but wonderful

By mary30
I expected a comedy which this really wasn't and, about halfway into it, I debated leaving because I didn't know how much my 10 year old was liking it. But she was hooked and I realized I was too....

King of California

By cultural barbarian
Pretentious and self-conscious, Michael Douglas in a wanabee Indy film that is dour rather than dizzy and sacherine rather than sweet. It wants to be Sideways but ends up full frontal baloney....

to be King

By king2b
Fantastic acting. Michael Douglas' fevered eyes convey as much of the story as the dialogue. Very thought provoking film....

king of california

similararties to Shakespeare's "Tempest", which makes Mr. Cahill's writing more significant. also only two actors carried this movie. Douglas very good, as was the beautiful Miranda....

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Rated PG-13 | For some strong language, mature thematic elements and brief drug references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Quirky dramedy mixes humor and mature themes.
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