Ebene News – AU – Extremely cruel Rosamund Pike in “I Care a Lot” (review)

This image released by Netflix shows Rosamund Pike in a scene from “I Care A Lot” (Seacia Pavao / Netflix via AP) AP

An air of mystery surrounded Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl”, but there is no doubt that she has in “I Care a Lot” Sporty designer costumes and a bob cut so crisp you tremble for her stylist, Marla Grayson de Pike is ruthlessly imperious from head to toe

The title of J Blakeson’s sinister and sleek neo-noir is Tongue and Cheek Marla, a shark on par with Gordon Gekko or Jaws, doesn’t even care a little She’s the legal guardian of dozens of old people she con for all they are worth A wall of their faces and names adorns her Boston office like a financier would “Fair play is a joke invented by rich people to keep the rest of the way. we poor, “she says in the film’s opening voiceover

With so much real-life terror raging in nursing homes, the timing for “I Care A Lot” (it debuts Friday on Netflix) may not be ideal. Marla’s ploy is particularly disgusting , and the sense of disgust only increases when writer-director Blakeson, the British filmmaker of the kidnapping thriller ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’, portrays an intertwined system of elder abuse, with doctors and nursing home managers all taking a break One of them gives Marla a “cherry” – a particularly desirable new ward because she is both wealthy and devoid of any apparent living family that might interfere – in Jennifer ( Dianne Wiest) A few falsified health records and a judge’s stamp later, Jennifer is abruptly taken to a facility where her phone is taken and even straying outside is prohibited Marla and her partner (Eiza González) quickly start auctioning off her stuff

At this point, “I care a lot” seems poised to become another nightmare of unwarranted institutionalization – a “shock corridor” for nursing homes Locking up Dianne Wiest is no less infuriating than Jack Nicholson being tied up in a mental hospital But the twists and turns of “I Care a Lot” lead elsewhere – in more comical, unbalanced but generally underhanded directions

Jennifer is revealed to be not only a sweet old lady living on her own, but also the mother of a powerful and well-funded underworld figure linked to the Russian Mafia, Roman Lunyov (Peter Dinklage) Dinklage, as he often does. , immediately recalibrates the film, as Roman summons his forces – minions who curl up in front of him as he nibbles a lightning bolt or sips a smoothie – to free his mother

It also rebalances our allegiance. There is, in a sense, no one to cheer on “I Care a Lot,” a film where the friendliest figure drugs his jail quarters to silence them. Instead, the Blakeson’s film is happily amoral, less concerned with judging its patently obnoxious characters than with creating a satire of American capitalism as a system where human trafficking is a mode of commerce.

He also positions Marla as something more than a greedy vulture His resistance to various solicitations from Roman’s team – the first of these is a very good Chris Messina as a savvy lawyer who cannot nonetheless not equal Marla in court – seems reckless and stupid at first Who would dare refuse a formidable and well-armed international mafioso who in this case also just happens to be right? But Marla’s resistance, as a woman undeterred by male bullying, builds up in “Do you know how many times I’ve been threatened by a man?” Courage. she said, absolutely not impressed

Is that a lot for a movie about a corrupt court-appointed guardian? Yes It doesn’t all come together and “I Care a Lot” ultimately has no way of solving its pretty ridiculous plot. But it’s a strong, captivating, and unpredictable pulp, and Pike pulls something few others could as well. that protagonist She is quite hateful and totally convincing

“I Care a Lot,” a version of Netflix, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for its language and violence. Length: 118 minutes Three out of four stars

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