Spoiler-free review of Netflix’s new film, “I Care a Lot”

Released in Sept. 2020, Netflix’s “I Care a Lot” is not a movie to pass up when scrolling mindlessly through your seemingly endless Netflix library. Having sat at the number #1 film spot since it’s digital release on Feb. 19, earning rave reviews on Rotten Tomatoes (4 stars and 81% ‘Tomatometer score), and Metacritic (4 stars and a 66% rating), “I Care a Lot” most definitely deserves its quickly found acclaim.

Sitting at a run-time of about two hours and labelling itself an R-rated comedy-drama, this movie will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the full 120 minutes you’re exposed to the life of guardian service mogul Marla Grayson and her multi-million dollar corporation. Her enterprise is based around the service of providing care for the elderly and ill who are deemed by their respective doctors and the state in which they reside in as unable to take care of themselves; this is where Ms. Grayson steps in. She is assigned as these people’s wards, their guardian, if you will, and upon their arrival into the nursing home Marla assigns them to — their entire life is in her hands. From the very beginning of the film, you’re not sure whether to be on Marla’s side or not, or if you even like her; but the real fun begins when Marla and her swindling sidekicks seemingly bit off much more than they can chew.

Viewed by some as a simple thriller, crime drama for the home theater’s of the ongoing pandemic, “I Care a Lot” can easily be seen as much, much more than that. It is an artistic commentary on the disgusting nature of capitalism, how everything around all of us is out to milk every ounce of advantage they can get; but don’t worry, the old adage still stands until the bitter, mind-boggling end — what goes around, comes around.