I Care a Lot

I Care a Lot ★★★½

By far one of the most uniquely enthralling films I’ve seen released in a long time. Although it takes a while to kick off, it’s very fun to follow and I genuinely didn’t know what was coming next a lot of the time.

Rosamund Pike’s character was strange for me - she is strong and ruthless, but doesn’t really go any further than that. She doesn’t really have any needs as a character, which makes it impossible to empathise or root for her. It’s very similar to Amy from Gone Girl, but this time there is no Nick to even the blow, it’s just all her being evil. I guess Fran brings a layer of empathy to her character, but it wasn’t enough to humanise her. I wouldn’t go as far to say I dislike this, I just find it really confusing. On one hand I think it’s silly to present a protagonist who is so cold and depthless, because it creates a lack of emotional connection to the film for me. But on the other hand, she is a perfect representation of doing things without consequences and serves as a trigger for asking if being morally inept will get you somewhere in life, or if it will eventually catch up with you.

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