The new movie I Care a Lot has been on top of the Netflix most-viewed chart ever since its release and now Rosamund Pike is opening up about the film’s ending.
In the movie, Rosamund plays a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards whose assets she seizes and cunningly bilks through dubious but legal means.
SPOILER ALERT – Do not continue reading this post if you don’t want to know what happens in the end
At the end of the film, Rosamund‘s character Marla Grayson teams up with the son of one of her wards to launch a business to take control of the entire guardianship industry. After we see a taste of Marla’s success, she is shot dead in the middle of a parking lot by a disgruntled family member of one of her former wards.
Click inside to find out what Rosamund Pike said about the ending…
“I love the ending of this film because it gives you everything,” Rosamund told USA Today. “You sort of want to see Marla win. You want to see the giddy heights of success: the wall of wards and then Grayson Guardianship tower blocks going up, and the idea of care homes all over the country with her name on them. 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 organizations. 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,” she added.
Rosamund said, “in my head, Marla never believed she was going to die. I mean, right until the point that she breathes her last, I think she still thinks she’s going to win and she’s going to get out of it. I really do.”
The movie’s director J Blakeson added that “people find the ending satisfying, but it leaves a bittersweet taste in their mouth because we end with the most likable character in the movie screaming in despair.”
Rosamund recently explained why she doesn’t think she was the first choice to play Marla.