I Care a Lot

I Care a Lot ★★★½

" 'Cuz there are two kinds of people in this world: the people who take and those who get took. Predators and prey. Lions and lams. My name is Marla Grayson and I'm not a lamb. I'm a f**king lioness." - Marla Grayson

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Rosamund Pike is back at it again with her playing people who don't take sh*t from nobody and I'm all here for it.

This was a dark satire on capitalism; it emphasized the fact that you got to step on a lot of people, more specifically, the helpless, to get to the top. The system will always abuse the law and often act like the mafia to get what it wants and achieve success.

The cinematography was nice; there were some nice shots and I loved the light often shrouded our vision in some scenes to juxtapose the dark situations. The pacing was brisk as the nigh two hour film flew by.

Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Judge Lomax), Chris Messina (Dean Ericson), Diane Wiest (Jennifer Peterson) and Eiza Gonzalez (Fran) all did great jobs. Peter Dinklage (Roman Lunyov) was also pretty great, despite feeling a bit over-the-top at points. Rosamund Pike (Marla Grayson) was the one who carried the film on her back. She's intimidating and cunning. Her words had some venom behind them and you can root for her because she's Rosamund Pike.

However, the film's major issue lie within its tonal shifts. Like I get you gotta have gravitas for the situation that the characters are in, but I feel like it's just too much. Yes, I get that the characters are supposed to be unlikable, but the film expects us to root for the characters because of what's going on with them and it nothing really encourages you beforehand to root for them. The ending also messes up what the film is trying to say. It annoyed me a lot. The comedy would fall flat or out of place.

I really liked it, but it's about what I expected from everything I've been hearing. Check it out if you'd like!

3.75/5

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