"I Care a Lot" is the first movie I saw starring Rosie O'Donnell. I'm not sure if it's the best movie of her career, but it certainly had its moments. The movie is about a glamorous legal guardian going into hot water while trying to bilk an unsuspecting woman who's tied to a powerful crime boss. The movie also stars Michael Caine and Ed Harris. Although the story lines are a bit different than the original version, I Care a Lot still manages to be a fun and entertaining film.
I Care a Lot is probably one of the most talked about movies online today. With millions of people enjoying this movie at home or on DVD, there was no way that the movie could fail to generate a lot of interest. In fact, the buzz is so great that there's even a sequel already planned for release in 2021.
One of the main characters in the movie is played by Rosie O'Donnell. While it was somewhat expected that she would be a major character, I Care a Lot nevertheless managed to surprise everyone with her performance. While the character was definitely defined by her looks, O'Donnell manages to play the part with heart and soul. Her delivery of the dialogues was often times dry, but she always made sure that her eyes filled up with tears during her scenes with her legal guardian. Her co-stars also really impressed me with their work, especially Ed Harris. The movie was filled with funny and touching moments, which kept my heart skipping a beat.
There are many things that I Care a Lot has in common with the movie version of the book. They're both based on very true events, although the plots were altered slightly by the producers. Both stories feature a legal guardian stealing from the wrong person (the legal guardian in this movie is played by Ms. O'Donnell) and then using the money he/she steals to care for the people she's supposed to be caring for. In the book, the same thing happens with two different people. The difference lies in the fact that the people in the story have the willpower and intelligence to pull off the heist.
Even though the book is set in New York City, the movie version uses Hollywood as its backdrop. There were some shots within the movie that felt a little out of place, but I didn't notice them all. In fact, there were several moments when the actors just looked too familiar, as if they had appeared out of the book itself.
Overall, the movie version of I Care A Lot is still a fun watch. It captures the essence of the story, while still providing entertainment. The main character, Rosie O'Donnell, nails all of the roles, and the movie version adds some laughs here and there. I recommend this book to anyone who likes to have their mind changed while they're reading.