Rating (2 out of 5)
Summary: To enjoy this movie, you have to buy into the fact that the vicious and smart bad guy becomes an inept buffoon. If you are good with that, then you will enjoy this movie.
If you are more like me and see this as abysmal writing, this movie is painful. I can give you one of these ineptitudes per movie, but 2 or 3. Please, you insult my intelligence.
The attack on the senior living campus was a joke. The setup of Marla’s fake death was laughable; it was James Bond’s villain killing bad. Oh yeah, Roman kills the doctor that signed his mom’s commitment papers, but not the nurses at the senior living care, not the girlfriend, not the judge, not the senior living director… this list goes on of ways he could have rocked Marla’s world, but didn’t.
Don’t get me started on the incompetence of the lawyer. Really, if Roman had been willing to buy Marla out for $300k, why wouldn’t they have spent that same amount on the best lawyer there is to get her free. Really the court scenes were as laughable as the action.
Also, I don’t need a woman to tell me she is strong and independent. But Marla says this over and over. Her strength should come through credible actions.
Another disappointing movie that the Netflix advertising machine is over-hyping across the internet.
Plot: Marla (Rosamund Pike) forces older people into guardianship and slow milks their estate. That is until she comes across Jennifer (Dianne Wiest) whose son, Roman (Peter Dinklage) is a crime boss wants his mom back.