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I CARE A LOT (2020): The Things I Liked…

I Care a Lot (2020), Rosamund Pike, Amazon Prime Video
I Care a Lot (2020), Rosamund Pike, Amazon Prime Video

I knew that crime/thriller I Care a Lot was about Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike), a despicable woman who takes pleasure in draining the savings of her vulnerable elderly clients. What I didn’t know is I’d end up detesting Marla quite as much as I did.

To say I was extra impatient to see her get her comeuppance feels like an understatement. Furthermore, I’m not sure if I’ve ever been more incensed by a character the way I was with Marla. OK, maybe Guy Pierce’s Charley Rakes in Lawless (2012) is even more despicable. I mean, I truly, deeply hated him. I digress. 

Written/directed by J. Blakeson, I Care a Lot is generally well-acted. However, there are parts of the story I didn’t fully buy. Specifically, occurrences that seemed to happen the way they did, simply to serve the story. Only, ironically, they ended up doing the movie a disservice because I didn’t believe them. Much of this takes place once Marla became more involved with Peter Dinklage’s character.

There are very few if any clear cut ‘good people’ in this movie. This is a truth that made watching I Care a Lot more uncomfortable than anticipated. Maybe I wouldn’t have felt so slightly shortchanged had I been able to connect more with any characters’ story, and in a way that made me identify with them on a less than surface level.

As for my favourite things about Blakeson’s film, Chris Messina is great as the Lawyer and I found Marla’s style delightfully noteworthy; as is her general badassery. There’s no doubt that her place in the list of tough female movie characters sporting blunt bobs has a corner in my mind. I only wish it had one in my heart too.

Watch I Care a Lot if you’re curious.

Happy Film Loving

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I CARE A LOT (2020): New Trailer Starring Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Eiza González, Dianne Wiest…

I Care a Lot (2020), Rosamund Pike, Amazon Prime Video

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  I Care a Lot (2021).


New crime/thriller, I Care a Lot is about a crooked legal guardian named Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike). A woman who drains the savings of her elderly wards; only this time she’s met her match, because Jennifer Peterson, her latest target is far more than what she appears.

Written/directed by J. Blakeson; additional key cast includes Dianne Wiest, Peter Dinklage, Eiza González, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Chris Messina.

Looks like Pike is returning to the type of unhinged character she seems to play so well; as demonstrated by her turn as Amy Dunne in Gone Girl (2014). And I have to say, I’m not mad about it one bit.

Seeing Marla get what she deserves is why I’ll be watching this. Fingers crossed it turns out great.

Lastly, anyone else suddenly finds themselves considering a blunt bob cut as this trailer played?

Macon Blair, Alicia Witt, Damian Young, Nicholas Logan, Liz Eng, Celeste Oliva, Georgia Lyman, Moira Driscoll and Gary Tanguay also star.

I Care a Lot Release Dates: February 19th, 2021 (US), Amazon Prime Video…

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RADIOACTIVE (2020): New Trailer From Rosamund Pike, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard…

Radioactive (2020), Rosamund Pike, Studio Canal UK
Radioactive (2020), Rosamund Pike, Studio Canal UK

Directed by Marjane Satrapi, Radioactive stars Rosamund Pike, Anya Taylor-Joy and Aneurin Barnard.

Satrapi’s film is the biography of Marie and Pierre Curie; a pair whose scientific discovery of radium went on to win the Nobel Prize in 1903…

Before this trailer, I’d definitely heard of the Curies. I just couldn’t quite remember what their precise scientific accomplishments are. The shame!

Luckily, with the help of this movie, hopefully I won’t forget again.

Simon Russell Beale, Sam Riley, Jonathan Aris, Corey Johnson, Mirjam Novak, Harriet Turnbull, Demetri Goritsas, Cara Bossom, Tim Woodward, Indica Watson and Peter Sztojanov Jr. also star.

Radioactive Release Dates: March 20th, 2020 (UK)…

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A PRIVATE WAR (2018): New Trailer From Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander…

A Private War (2018), Rosamund Pike
A Private War (2018), Rosamund Pike

A Private War is the true story of Marie Colvin, the fearless rebellious spirit who was driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe, to give voice to the voiceless.

Directed by Matthew Heineman; Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci and Tom Hollander star…

I’ve always been intrigued by people drawn to such dangerous jobs. Especially since it’s so far removed from what I’d rather be doing. I’m guessing a mixture of purpose and adrenaline are contributing factors to the choice.

Alexandra Moen, Corey Johnson, Raad Rawi, Jérémie Laheurte and Jesuthasan Antonythasan also star.

A Private War Release Dates: November 16th, 2018 (US)…

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BEIRUT (2018): New Trailer From Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Shea Whigham…

Beirut (2018), Jon Hamm
Beirut (2018), Jon Hamm

In Brad Anderson directed Beirut, Jon Hamm is a U.S. diplomat who flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home.

Ten years pass and he’s called back to war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

Rosamund Pike and Shea Whigham also star…

I want to see this so I can have another film to add to my list of favourite Hamm performances. That is of course besides Mad Men and Friends With Kids (2011).

This character seems to be complex enough to make this movie rather interesting. Plus, I also haven’t watched Baby Driver (2017) yet so there’s still that. Not quite sure how ‘complex’ Hamm’s character there is likely to be though.

Beirut Release Dates: April 13th, 2018 (US)

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7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE (2018): New Trailer From Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan…

7 Days in Entebbe (2018), Daniel Brühl, Rosamund Pike
7 Days in Entebbe (2018), Daniel Brühl, Rosamund Pike

7 Days In Entebbe tells the story of four hijackers who in 1976 forced a plane to land in Entebbe, Uganda. All in the effort to free the dozens of Palestinians jailed in Israel.

Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl and Eddie Marsan star while José Padilha directs…

Not that the stories are that similar but Steven Spielberg’s Munich (2005) came to mind as I watched this trailer. If this movie is as good as that, I’ll be delighted. Delighted, I tell you!

7 Days In Entebbe Release Dates: March 9th, 2018 (UK); March 16th, 2018 (US)…

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HOSTILES (2017): New Trailer From Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Peter Mullan, Ben Foster…

Hostiles (2017), Rosamund Pike
Hostiles (2017), Rosamund Pike

Starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Ben Foster and Peter Mulan, Hostiles tells the story of what happened when in 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agreed to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory…

The brilliance that is Mr. Bale is the reason I’m tuning in. He embodies such screen presence, charisma and that’s before he even says a single word.

Directed by Scott Cooper; Jesse Plemons, Stephen Lang, Paul Anderson and Q’orianka Kilcher also star.

Hostiles Release Dates...

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A UNITED KINGDOM (2016): New Trailer From David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton…

United Kingdom (2016), Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo
United Kingdom (2016), Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo

2016 has come with another movie about forbidden love based on race. First we have Loving set in 1950s Virginia, USA – a true story which  stars Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton. Today we have A United Kingdom, another true story of the love between African royalty (Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana) and a non-royal caucasian woman from London, England…

As is the case with Loving I’m looking forward to watching love win in A United Kingdom.

Directed by Amma Asante of Belle (2013) I’m excited for my faith in humanity to be renewed once more.

Jack Davenport, Arnold Oceng, Laura Carmichael and Charlotte Hope also star.

A United Kingdom Release Dates: November 25th, 2016 (UK); February 17th, 2017 (US)…

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