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I Care a Lot

Country: USA | UK, Language: English, 118 mins

  • Director: J Blakeson
  • Writer: J Blakeson
  • Producer: J Blakeson; Michael Heimler; Teddy Schwarzman; Ben Stillman

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Billed and marketed as a comedy-crime-caper...it's not, in the slightest. Where exactly is the comedy supposed to be?

From the off...this is just horrible...but, interesting. A lesbian power couple manipulate the system...to provide guardianship for the elderly, vulnerable and lonely...only on one condition, they have to have a lovely little nest full of golden eggs! Eggs which they will crack open...and dine off...for the rest of their greedy lives!

Sounds interesting, doesn't it? Unfortunately, after a strong start...this rapidly descends into catastrophe rather than caper.

J Blakeson, it would seem, did absolutely no research into the legal process of [court appointed] Guardianship. Lawyers are corrupt [no surprise there], judges are corrupt, doctors are corrupt, care homes are corrupt...it's all just too easy. Then, in walks the Russian mafia...an organisation that is - quite literally - kicked in the balls by one feisty lesbian. Ouch!

Seriously...this could have been something that would have provoked an air-punching, collective cheer for a well-deserved comeuppance...because, Rosamund Pike does vile with first-class-ticket perfection...it's just a shame that the writer/director thought/bought economy...when cashing in on the script.


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The(ir) Blurb...

Poised with sharklike self-assurance, Marla Grayson 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, use with brutal efficiency on their latest 'cherry,' Jennifer Peterson - 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, Marla is forced to level up in a game only predators can play - one that's neither fair, nor square.

Cast & Characters

Rosamund Pike as Marla Grayson
Peter Dinklage as Roman Lunyov
Eiza González as Fran
Dianne Wiest as Jennifer Peterson
Chris Messina as Dean Ericson
Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Judge Lomax
Macon Blair as Feldstrom
Alicia Witt as Dr. Amos
Damian Young as Sam Rice
Nicholas Logan as Alexi Ignatyev
Liz Eng as Adelaide
Celeste Oliva as Police Detective
Georgia Lyman as The Assassin
Moira Driscoll as The Jeweler
Gary Tanguay as TV Interviewer