“Every fortune ever accumulated started with a leap of faith. But before you take that leap, first take a long, hard look at yourself. Know who you are. Ask yourself: am I an insider? Or am I an outsider? Am I a lamb? or am I a lion? Am I a predator or am I a prey? Am I good at money? or Am I good at people? What am I willing to sacrifice to achieve my dreams? What lines will I not cross? Don’t try to be anyone else. Just know who you are and use that to your advantage. ” – Marla Grayson
Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Mar 2021)
Brief Synopsis – A women who takes over guardianship of the elderly in order to try and take their money gets in over her head when she tales on a new client who has a powerful gangster backing her.
My Take on it – This was a film that I knew nothing about, but after it won a Golden Globe for lead actress Rosamund Pike I decided to give it a shot.
Amazing film that is so much fun to watch.
Rosamund Pike is superb in the lead role and she and Peter Dinklage have so much fun trying to one-up each other along the way.
The tone of the film works so well and they manage to find a way to keep things so fresh and innovative the whole way through.
The story is filed with some great surprises along the way that help keep things so thrilling and engaging from start to finish due to the unpredictability of it all.
Loved seeing Dianne Wiest in this because she shows that she still can do spectacular work after so many years.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Marla Grayson is on the phone with Sam Rice, he asks her if she has heard of the Milgram experiment, which references a series of social psychology experiments conducted by Stanley Milgram where subjects obeyed authority figures (i.e. giving electric shocks to people) regardless of possible consequences. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)
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