terrific performances by leads Rosamund Pike and Peter Dinklage. In Arizona, perhaps to this day, an elderly person can be placed into the hands (claws?) of a guardian without notification of next-of-kin or, indeed, without prior notification to the ward--- if there is no family residing within the same state. An investigative piece I read a few years ago underlined the predatory and complementary work by agents to make this a ridiculously lucrative endeavor:: doctors, real estate, judges, care facility owners/managers.
In this story, a healthy, wealthy, and vigorous older lady (a scene-stealing and Oscar Supporting Actress nominee, if there's any justice) is victimized by such a ploy; it is managed by "caregiver" Rosamund Pike. Unbeknownst to her, Wiest has a very powerful, underground "friend" (Dinklage) who when he realizes what has happened, not only seeks her release, but is driven to murderous revenge.
The twists-and-turns are clever, the acting is wonderful, across-the-board. No better way to spend an evening. (Netflix) (And a "Thanks!" to Road Warrior for the recommendation).
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Topic - "I Care a Lot:" extremely entertaining and properly complex caper/thriller with - tinear 06:52:28 03/11/21 (4)
- Gla ya liked it. Kathy and I were howling when Wiest first faced off with Pike. - Road Warrior 22:03:33 03/11/21 (1)
- Really, really enjoyed! nt - tinear 08:41:33 03/12/21 (0)
- Good performances, above average story but a troubling and ugly spirited film... - musetap 21:20:25 03/11/21 (1)
- "troubling and ugly spirited." Yup, laissez-faire capitalism at its best as - tinear 06:15:47 03/12/21 (0)