Ebene News – AU – Rosamund Pike goes wild as a ruthless monster in I Care A Lot

Rosamund Pike is at her best in I Care A Lot when she fully embraces the delicious wickedness of a monster without remorse

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Her steely, but playful eyes immediately tell you that she’s not doing any good and that you’re going to go with you for the ride We saw her in Gone Girl and he’s on display here in I Care A Lot , in which her character Marla Grayson is less psychopathic but just as amoral

Marla is a professional legal guardian, appointed by the courts to look after the interests of people who cannot take care of themselves and who have no one in their life to take responsibility

It sounds noble in theory, but the system is open to exploitation by unscrupulous individuals who see dollar signs instead of acts of compassion. Unscrupulous individuals like Marla

The essentially legal scam works in collusion with doctors and directors of nursing homes for the elderly Marla has declared herself the legal guardian of an elderly person and takes full control of her medical care and his finances, selling their homes and possessions to pay themselves huge fees for his services

Marla can take over someone’s life and they can’t say anything about it – they don’t even know it until she, a stranger, shows up at their door with a court order in main

If she looks like a monster without memory, she is But she justifies herself to the public by a voice-over on the didactic fight between predators and prey She has no problem being a predator, because the world is created by of the rich peddling the lie of “playing just to keep the poor poor”

And she wants to be rich – and there are plenty of people in her orbit more than willing to be complicit (including the characters played by Alicia Witt, Eiza Gonzalez, and Damien Young) in her schemes if they get their pots. -of-wine

Marla’s (and movie’s) critique of capitalism would be more effective if it had more teeth But I Care A Lot spends most of its two-hour run alongside Marla, which dulls any comment scathing

Pike is almost too efficient, her delicious villainy too irresistible to completely dislike From her bright canary yellow costume to her fearless resolve, Marla can be problematic, but she’s fabulous

But if you think Marla is untenable, then I Care A Lot offers someone worse: the mysterious gangster figure of Peter Dinklage with a Rasputin beard and a secret connection to Marla’s latest victim, a rich woman named Jennifer Peterson (Dianne Wiest)

The battle of wills between Marla and Dinklage character becomes a contest of who’s the biggest villain Scenes between Pike and Dinklage should play better as two sharks circle, but Pike outclasses Dinklage caricature

There are some caper elements in the movie that are fun to savor, but the movie, written and directed by J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) rarely goes beyond solid entertainment You always expect it to be. hits a little harder, but it never really does

Her frequent oscillations of tone are shocking, as if she sometimes forgets that she has set herself up as a black comedy, while the indulgent use of montages covered in trance music sounds too much like a car ad

This is one case where Pike is better than the movie she’s in, but that alone makes I Care A Lot worth a look – and when you’re just one click away from streaming, the barrier to entry is only your time

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Ebene News – UA – Rosamund Pike goes wild as a ruthless monster in I Care A Lot

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