I Care a Lot

Director: J Blakeson
Year Released: 2020
Rating: 1.5

Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike) runs a company that basically convinces the court system that people of advanced age can't take care of themselves and then she robs them of their precious belongings, but she gets into a bit of trouble when she tries to screw over a woman named Jennifer Peterson (Dianne Wiest), who has ties to a ruthless criminal (Peter Dinklage).  The opening monologue reveals how Marla sees the world - that there are lions and lambs and she is a lioness, that there are no good people, etc. - but then she's also the main character with zero redeemable qualities (scratch that, there's one: she's loyal to her girlfriend), so when the movie asks you to 'identify' with her when she goes up against a drug dealer who uses young women as mules ... it's almost impossible to go there (I was hoping she'd drown).  It saves the last few minutes to showcase its sense of "morality" - boo Capitalism! hiss! - to cover up its relishing evil the rest of the time.