The first few scenes of Netflix’s I Care a Lot felt like a set up for a perfect payoff, and I admit, I was hooked from the start.
And then the rest of the movie happened. By the halfway point, I had lost all hope for the kind of ending I’d gone into this movie wanting.
I wanted revenge for the elderly and their families. I wanted to see Marla brought down, and if not made to see the error of her ways, at least made to suffer for being a total amoral asshole. Boy, did this movie fail to deliver.
Honestly, what I was hoping for was an antagonist who would get the best of this woman, after she picked a target for her grifting who could fight back (or had someone capable of fighting back). What I got was the worst sort of antihero—one I hated from start to finish.
I think the reason I bothered to write this review is because of just how let down I felt when I’d finished the movie. I Care a Lot had a great beginning. It was the rest of the movie that sucked.