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I Care a Lot (2020)

3.3 of 5 from 91 ratings
1h 58min
Not released
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Synopsis:
Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike) has made a mint selling off the assets of the dozens of senior citizens who are trapped in her permanent care. She and her partner Fran (Eiza González) stumble upon a veritable golden goose in the form of Jennifer Peterson (Dianne Wiest), a mark with no apparent family or debt, only a tidy fortune to be mined. However, while their scam is underway, Marla and Fran discover that Ms. Peterson is not who they thought she was, and that their actions have disturbed the designs of a crime lord (Peter Dinklage), who will stop at nothing to protect his mother.
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Comedy, Drama, Thrillers
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Run Time:
118 minutes

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Very Watchable Thriller - I Care a Lot review by GI

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09/04/2021

This is an exquisitely nasty thriller about two sociopaths going head to head. Despite its coldness this is eminently watchable and draws you in making it rather enjoyable with very dark humour and a twisty plot. Rosamund Pike, almost perfectly cast, plays Marla, a calculating and cold woman who runs a scam as a court approved legal guardian trapping old people into care homes and milking their assets with the help of compliant doctors, care home owners and conning a naive judge. When she targets a wealthy woman (Dianne Wiest) with no apparent family and has her incarcerated she hasn't banked on the woman having some very dangerous connections. This is a really decent thriller with Pike channeling the same ruthlessness she showed in Gone Girl (2014), Wiest is also really good as the old lady who has a hidden toughness that is a neat surprise and sadly she is underused in the film especially its ending and Peter Dinklage supports. Because everyone is rather despicable you get caught up in the battle between the main characters where it's difficult if impossible to root for anyone. You just have to sit back and see who might win this violent battle of wits. Despite the evil nature of the protagonists this is a film that cleverly avoids gratuitousness making it a very enjoyable thriller. Recommended.

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