Be careful, guys, because Marla Grayson, the guardian of the elderly people is in the area, hunting for new victims. If you have not understood anything so far, it means that you have not yet watched the black comedy, crime and thriller film “I Care a lot”, directed and written by J Blakeson, which depicts the story of Marla Grayson, a professional who is chosen by the justice to be the guardian of elderly who, according to her are unable to take care of their own lives.  Marla (Rosamund Pike) uses legal means to do her dubious attitudes, in a clear representation of the quote “the ends justify the means”. She has custody of the elderly, controls all their assets and keeps them in a living facility home, without contact with family and friends.

Marla and her business partner and lover, Fran (Eiza González) , use with brutal efficiency on their latest “cherry,” Jennifer Peterson (Dianne Wiest) -a wealthy retiree with no living heirs or family. But when their mark she turns out to have an equally shady secret of her own and connections to a volatile gangster (Peter Dinklage), Marla is forced to level up in a game only predators can play-one that’s neither fair, nor square.

The film masterfully explores a contemporary tale that mixes crime and comedy, and portrays how capitalism is harmful to society by dividing the human being between two categories: the prey and the predator / the lamb or the lion. The writer and director J Blakeson has created an interesting film to discuss capitalism in the postmodern era. Blakeson made an interesting, intriguing film that reinforces a woman’s power above established ethics, but also the movie is a searing swipe at late-stage capitalism.

Marla is a modern and independent woman whose ambition to be successful don’t find any boundaries. She has no morality sense. She uses innocents and disables people to achieve her goals without feeling guilty. She drives a huge business that counts with a support network, for example, Dr Karen Amos, who prescribes that elderly people are becoming senile, confused or unable to take care of themselves. She uses Massachusetts law, in The United States, to obtain custody of the elderly, and deceives the judge with his false good intentions, which ends up authorising her to be the legal guardian of the old victims.

Rosamund Pike triumphantly plays Marla Grayson, a charming, intelligent, cold and manipulative woman. Her excellent performance was acclaimed and received much praise from critics and the public. The result: Pike won her first  Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her performance. Pike is an absolute delight as the villain Marla. She really deserved it.

The narrative is constructed in an electrifying and creative way, with plot twists, especially when it establishes a dispute between Marla and the dangerous Russian gangster Roman Lunyov, played very well by Peter Dinklage, whose mother is Jennifer Peterson, Marla’s victim. They establish a struggle for fascinating power. Roman wants his mother’s freedom and to have his diamonds that were previously kept by his mother, but that now they are hidden by Marla. He offers 10 million dollars for Marla to return them and also release his mother from the living facility. However, Marla is not content with so little. She wants even more. She wants to dispute for power with Lunyov, both bad human beings unworthy of any empathy, but which make us viewers fall in love. There’s no Manichaeism. They are bad human beings. That’s a great strategy created by Blakeson.

The plot shift from the last act of the film to the climax of the end is surprising. The outcome of the film makes us reflect on morality, ambition, human nature and especially, as every struggle for power, money, fame and success is an illusion created by savage capitalism, which makes the human being lose himself and when we realise reality may be too late, according to the movie moral.

I highly recommend you to see this movie!