“I Care A Lot” (REVIEW) Delightfully Nasty, Even if a Tad Misguided
A review of the new crime-thriller I CARE A LOT starring Rosamund Pike, Eiza González, Dianne Wiest, and Peter Dinklage. Written and directed by J Blakeson, now streaming on Netflix.
Poised with sharklike self-assurance, Marla Grayson (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards whose assets she seizes and cunningly bilks through dubious but legal means. It’s a well-oiled racket that Marla and her business partner and lover Fran (Eiza González) use with brutal efficiency on their latest “cherry,” Jennifer Peterson (two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest) — a wealthy retiree with no living heirs or family. But when their mark turns out to have an equally shady secret of her own and connections to a volatile gangster (Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage), Marla is forced to level up in a game only predators can play — one that’s neither fair, nor square.