González stars as Fran
in J Blakeson’s black comedy crime thriller I Care A Lot
, the romantic and business partner of Rosamund Pike
’s protagonist, Marla Grayson. Together, the two women have set up an intricate scam of state-mandated legal guardianship that preys on the elderly. Step one: Hone in on a target and have them declared mentally or physically unfit by a sympathetic doctor who’s also in on the take. Step 2: Marla, a professional legal guardian, gets appointed by a judge to manage their assets and their care, which usually means placing them in a nursing home run by yet another associate. Step 3: Marla and Fran rob them blind. Rinse and repeat. It’s a heartless, ethically compromised con — and having two women at the center of it feels nothing short of groundbreaking.