Rosamund Pike explains I Care a Lot's dark ending

Joe Anderton
·2-min read

From Digital Spy

I Care a Lot spoilers follow. If you haven't seen it yet, go do so – it's really rather good.

The recently-released I Care a Lot is quite the ride.

The black comedy/crime thriller stars Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike as a woman who uses legal loopholes and a whole lot of cunning to con elderly people out of their money.

Photo credit: Harold Cunningham for IWC - Getty Images
Photo credit: Harold Cunningham for IWC - Getty Images

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Things get spicy for her when crossing Peter Dinklage's mob boss, who wants her dead as revenge for what she did to his mother. However, a few plot twists later and the two actually enter into a partnership, running a chain of dodgy care businesses that bring her wealth and fame.

And then she gets shot to death.

Speaking about the ending to USA Today, Pike explained why she absolutely loves that it is the way it is.

"I love the ending of this film because it gives you everything," she said.

"You sort of want to see Marla win. You want to see the giddy heights of success... the idea of care homes all over the country with her name on them.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

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"In like a couple of years, this whole shady business is going to be washed clean and she's going to be a pillar of industry making hefty bequests to charitable organisations. She's going to be Saint Marla.

"People like that get away with it all the time. That is how it goes. And then of course (the movie) doesn't let her get away with it."

I Care A Lot is streaming on Amazon Prime Video in the UK now and on Netflix in the US.

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