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I Care a Lot

Published February 21, 2021

I Care a Lot

Film info

  • Title I Care a Lot
  • Director J Blakeson
  • Year 2021
  • Run time 1hr 59m
  • Genres Comedy, Crime, Thriller
  • Tagline The predator game is neither fair nor square

Rosamund Pike plays a con artist who steals from the elderly by deceiving judges into appointing her as their legal guardian. She lands into hot water when her latest victim turns out to have ties to a powerful gangster.

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Time Comment
2:04 “I’ve been poor. It doesn’t agree with me.”
4:10 Her hair is SO straight.
12:36 “We can tickle that…” not something you want a doctor to say.
15:00 You want to trust the judges but they can only go with the information they have been given.
22:11 THE RAGE.
27:44 Jesus, I want to have something valuable enough to put in a safety deposit box.
32:47 I just… someone would miss millions of dollars worth of diamonds. Why does she not have more alarm bells going off in her head?
40:26 “Is that a threat?” “No, it’s just data for you to collate.”
47:15 Guardian robber.
50:45 White pin-stripe suit is a bold choice.
58:43 Can’t believe they have actual guns in a care home.
1:04:37 Love the pedantry of pointing out they are EX-Russian mafia. Like once you’re out you forget everything.
1:14:17 She really does have balls of steel.
1:17:47 “To make it in this country, you need to be brave and stupid and ruthless and focused. This playing fair, being scared, that gets you nowhere.”
1:21:49 There’s making it look organic and then there’s not checking the job is actually done.
1:32:35 Two deaths that they’ve just assumed went off okay. Half-assed mafia.
1:42:08 If her revenge is to wear odd shoes in front of him, it’s working!!
1:47:22 “If we make each other rich, the trust will follow.”

Thoughts

It took a little while to get into the groove of this film because all the various services have it down as a comedy and it is not funny, not at all. Rosamund Pike plays a dead-hearted woman who cons the elderly out of their assets, until she bites off more than she can chew and comes up against a mafia boss. It’s somehow really interesting and entertaining whilst also raising that difficult question of who to root for when both sides are pretty evil?

There are a handful of plotholes and I’m still not sure how I feel about the twist at the end, but it was thought-provoking and a great story, with plenty of girl power along the way. Thumbs up for a great movie, thumbs down for the bad people within!

Rating: 4 / 5

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