The audience reviews of Netflix's new comedy-drama-thriller (opens in new tab) I Care a Lot are in, and they're...pinballing wildly from "best film of the year" to "most disturbing film of the year," with nothing in between. Who knew a darkly funny movie about a conniving sociopath with a blunt bob that could cut glass and a penchant for defrauding senior citizens by posing as a caring legal guardian before draining their assets into her own account could cause such mixed reactions!
Perhaps the most striking example of the vast spectrum of opinions about I Care a Lot comes from its Rotten Tomatoes analysis (opens in new tab). While the movie has easily been "certified fresh" due to an impressive 81 percent positivity rating from 136 professional critics' reviews, its audience score is a paltry 35 percent positive, accounting for more than 1,000 ratings from casual viewers. While critics and normies alike have almost uniformly praised Rosamund Pike's performance as the aforementioned con woman—for which she was also nominated for a Golden Globe—the shocking twist ending seems to have left a particularly bitter taste in the mouths of the latter group, who have taken to social media en masse to air their grievances with the film. Here's a sampling of some of the most dramatic reactions to I Care a Lot.
Some were absolutely horrified:
This I care a lot movie irritated tf out of meFebruary 23, 2021
did people expect me to enjoy the i care a lot ending and be happy marla got what she deserved?? i watched it for the hot milf not for moral integrityFebruary 22, 2021
Who else has been enraged by I Care A Lot on Netflix?February 23, 2021
Omg this show is horrifying.. !!CAN THIS really happen? Netflix I CARE A LOTFebruary 22, 2021
I Care A Lot is just a freight train of a movie.February 22, 2021
watched I Care a Lot pic.twitter.com/2LZWjjsUhvFebruary 22, 2021
I Care A Lot on Netflix is crazy and lowkey infuriating to watch lol One, cuz of the premise, but two, cuz privileged, uppity white women are really on some crazy/dumb shit 😂🤦🏻♂️ The mafia is definitely the hero in the movie don’t try to convince me otherwise 🙄🥴🤷🏻♂️😂February 19, 2021
25 minutes in to ' I Care A Lot' on Netflix & my blood pressure is steaming hot!!! #ICareALotNetflix pic.twitter.com/GLwSG0AJhEFebruary 24, 2021
20 mins into I Care A Lot and I am LIVIDFebruary 23, 2021
Y’all want to be pissed off by a movie watch “ I care a lot” ... smfhFebruary 23, 2021
when I see ppl saying I care a lot had a good ending pic.twitter.com/fD6IF90ZJyFebruary 24, 2021
i care a lot !! wow !! chefs kiss pic.twitter.com/3g2QJmGW3mFebruary 24, 2021
I Care A Lot seems like the movie version of a person who warns you about their dark sense of humor when they're just an asshole.February 23, 2021
I'm about 15 mins into "I Care a Lot" and I feel sick. I used to work in the Community Mental Health system and know all about the evil of the court appointed guardianship machine. I sure know how to feed my anger monster. 🤬🤮February 25, 2021
"I care a lot" is something no one will ever say about any of the characters in I CARE A LOTFebruary 24, 2021
While others were all for it:
morals leaving my body while rooting for marla grayson on I Care a Lot pic.twitter.com/EBdXxgfBboFebruary 22, 2021
I Care A Lot one of the best movies released in months pic.twitter.com/Oq87sLXmyqFebruary 19, 2021
I Care A Lot was a cautionary tale about Girl Bossing too hard.February 22, 2021
Me at the end of I Care A Lot #ICareALotNetflix pic.twitter.com/KLTgpOPpjcFebruary 22, 2021
The movie “I care a lot” on Netflix is such a good movie. Take care of your parents and grandparents at all cost.February 22, 2021
I Care A Lot is Uncut Gems but for girlbosses send tweetFebruary 23, 2021
Seems to be an unpopular opinion, but I really enjoyed I Care A Lot. Sometimes a movie can be compelling and not have a single character that you’re meant to cheer for. I found it to be unpredictable and suspenseful.February 23, 2021
"I Care a Lot" kind of functions as a Guy Ritchie movie. Funny, absurd, and over the top. But most importantly, super fun. Rosamund Pike is amazing! ★★★½ pic.twitter.com/Vd6ABeVZA9February 22, 2021
Me at the ending of “I Care A Lot” on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/tlacM6xyzwFebruary 24, 2021
“I Care A Lot” ended perfectly 😚February 24, 2021
I’m scared that nothing I watch from now on is gonna be as good as I Care A Lot. Literally the most incredible thing I’ve seen in so long.February 23, 2021
But at least we can all agree that Rosamund Pike was born to play charming sociopaths:
I wasn’t prepared for how silly I Care A Lot was going to be, but it’s a lot of fun. Rosamund Pike, as many have said, is on Gone Girl form with some killer line deliveries throughout. Chris Messina threatens to steal the whole thing, but it’s really good, Pike-centric fun. 8/10 pic.twitter.com/rEJALzgE0NFebruary 19, 2021
I’m like 10 minutes into I Care A Lot and Rosamund Pike’s hair is absolutely fascinating. It’s freakishly perfect.February 23, 2021
The way she played the same character in both movies I care a lot is a sequel to gone girl pic.twitter.com/blO0ah5pL6February 23, 2021
the unhinged rosamund pike with a bob cut cinematic universe pic.twitter.com/YWTFxkoaU6February 21, 2021
Rosamund Pike has gifted us with the comedic companion to Gone Girl in I Care A Lot, a twisted and brilliant movie I totally did not see coming. Now on Netflix pic.twitter.com/ruTtEBhOBtFebruary 19, 2021
gone girl i care a lot pic.twitter.com/R2dTvo9oJTFebruary 24, 2021
Rosamund Pike in 'I Care a Lot'... that's it, that's the tweet pic.twitter.com/DUZtgYWxx9February 23, 2021
the unhinged rosamund pike cinematic universe i care a lot (2021) dir. j blakeson pic.twitter.com/8uD8JgqCSzFebruary 24, 2021
Andrea Park is a Chicago-based writer and reporter with a near-encyclopedic knowledge of the extended Kardashian-Jenner kingdom, early 2000s rom-coms and celebrity book club selections. She graduated from the Columbia School of Journalism in 2017 and has also written for W, Brides, Glamour, Women's Health, People and more.
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