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Everything is clean about this woman, even the smoke she puffs out with her e-cigarette. With her blond-concreted bob, she could have sprung from a Hitchcock movie. Marla Grayson is an icy femme fatale who always manages to win over skeptics with her glossy smile. Doubts simply drip off their gaudy trouser suits, preferably in cherry red and sun yellow. In general, the whole film shines in saturated colors and sunshine, as if it had put on Marla's predatory grin. "I Care A Lot" by J Blakeson is a heartless film, there is no other way to put it, but especially in its coolness it is also a lot of fun.

This is mainly due to Marla, who is such a wonderfully exaggerated cinema character that one would like to watch her stumble with joy. The worrying thing about her, however, is that she operates in a more than real business area: Marla is a court-appointed guardian for seniors who can no longer look after themselves, an unquestionably honorable job, one might think. "I Care A Lot" could also be the slogan of your company, because the slippery Marla has turned it into its own branch of industry.

She picks out the cherries, the "cherries" - wealthy retirees, preferably without a family, which she can gouge almost uncontrollably. If no good goods are available, she is happy to help. To do this, she has put together a mafia-like network of doctors and home operators who make the preselection and also hold up their hands. Right at the beginning she has a supposedly helpless granny declared insane in court, because of course she acts completely legally: "Looking after is my job!" Back in the office, she hits with her employees - jackpot. The scenario sounds as exaggerated as her character, but it is not an isolated case in the US.

For Marla, her power is also a statement against patriarchy

As a drama, this constellation would be almost unbearable, so the British filmmaker J Blakeson would do well to focus on the absurdity of this materialistic and morally derailed system. "I Care a Lot" is an angry parable about power structures, and Marla Grayson is their personification. She is not a monster per se, but a well-organized and self-optimized capitalist, a monstrous manipulator. Professionalism is everything and lets it slip from situation to situation without prejudice. For Marla, her power is also a statement against patriarchy. "I'm not a lamb, I'm a damn lioness!" She once said.

Once the son of one of the wards spits in her face, and she threatens to lose her composure, but then sits up in front of him with a smug look: "If you threaten me again, touch or spit on me, I'll tear your balls off." The British Rosamund Pike has found a prime role in Marla and plays it with so much enthusiasm that you have to look twice to make sure that she doesn't leave any traces of poison behind her. Her facial expression is a spectacle in itself, a twitching corner of her mouth here, a raised eyebrow there, and on top of that, nobody nods as understandingly and at the same time self-righteously as she does.

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One waits almost ecstatically for Marla to meet a figure who is equal to her and who beats her with her own weapons. Enter Jennifer Peterson, played by the wonderful Dianne Wiest, at first sight a direct hit for Marla's business. In one of the few genuinely touching moments in the film, she is rightly taken away from her house in awe, sedated in a home and seated in front of the television. Through the drug mist, she wrestles a malicious smile in the direction of Marla: "I am the worst mistake you have ever made."

What follows is a storm of ludicrous plot twists and turns that turn the film into a revenge thriller. The cute Mrs. Peterson turns out to be a monster of a different kind: diamond deals, kidnappings, and Peter Dinklage rushes to her aid in some funny appearances as a drug boss friend - much for a film whose strength lies in its initial reduction and the resulting cruelty. But that doesn't hurt, because Blakeson breaks completely with the principle that any character should be sympathetic, and surprisingly, his nihilistic calculation works. You wish that they all beat each other in the pan until there is no one left - and sometimes wishes still come true.

I care a lot, USA 2020 - Written and directed by J Blakeson. Camera: Doug Emmett. With: Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Dianne Wiest. Length: 118 minutes, on Netflix.