A crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meets her match when a woman she tries to swindle turns out to be more than she first appears.


J Blakeson


J Blakeson
40 ( 13)
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosamund Pike ... Marla Grayson
Peter Dinklage ... Roman Lunyov
Eiza González ... Fran
Dianne Wiest ... Jennifer Peterson
Chris Messina ... Dean Ericson
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Judge Lomax
Macon Blair ... Feldstrom
Alicia Witt ... Dr. Amos
Damian Young ... Sam Rice
Nicholas Logan ... Alexi Ignatyev
Liz Eng ... Adelaide
Celeste Oliva ... Police Detective
Georgia Lyman ... The Assassin
Moira Driscoll ... The Jeweler
Gary Tanguay ... TV Interviewer


Poised with sharklike self-assurance, Marla Grayson is a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards whose assets she seizes and cunningly bilks through dubious but legal means. It's a well-oiled racket that Marla and her business-partner and lover, Fran, use with brutal efficiency on their latest "cherry," Jennifer Peterson - a wealthy retiree with no living heirs or family. But when their mark turns out to have an equally shady secret of her own and connections to a volatile gangster, Marla is forced to level up in a game only predators can play - one that's neither fair, nor square. Written by Netflix

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout and some violence | See all certifications »

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The song you hear in the trailer is "Kitty Kitty" by Dutch band De Staat. See more »


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[first lines]
Marla Grayson: [narrating] Look at you. Sitting there. You think you're good people. You're not good people. Trust me, there's no such think as good people.
Marla Grayson: I used to be like you. Thinking that working hard and playing fair would lead to success, and happiness. It doesn't. Playing fair is a joke invented by rich people to keep the rest of us poor. And I've been poor. It doesn't agree with me. Cuz there's two types of people in the world: the people who take, and those gettin' took. Predators and ...
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Written by Natalie Bergman and Elliot Bergman
Performed by Wild Belle
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Disappointing and unrealistic
1 March 2021 | by Luvya0117See all my reviews

This started of great and then half way through just took a turn for the worst. There was so much to go off of with the elder woman and her background, to just let that go and pretend that the guardian is somewhat above every situation like some amazing spy with the ability to supersede all odds. Palease. This could have been great but instead is a disappointing disaster

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Release Date:

19 February 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Care a Lot See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »


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2.35 : 1
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