King of California

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King of California ★★½ 2007 (PG-13)

Charlie (Douglas), a bipolar jazz musician, leaves his hospital in order to find the horde of Spanish treasure he's convinced is buried in his old neighborhood. His teenage daughter Miranda (Wood), abandoned by her mother, reluctantly joins him on his quest, and the two must seek clues as to the treasure's location amongst a sea of box stores and chain restaurants. Douglas is excellent as the erratic, Quixote-like Charlie in search of meaning in an alienated world, but the movie fails to dig much deeper than the superficial world it satirizes. 93m/C DVD, Blu-ray Disc, HD DVD . US Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood, Willis Burks II; D: Mike Cahill; W: Mike Cahill; C: James Whitaker; M: David Robbins.