My wife and I were intrigued by the trailer, which looked like a humorous, over the top, dark comedy.
The story centers around the unscrupulousness of a female attorney named Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike) who makes her living by preying on old people
Grayson has her victims declared mentally incompetent, locks them away in a care facility she has bought off and then liquidates and pockets their assets as their court appointed guardian.
Ms. Grayson humorously makes the mistake of singling out a seemingly helpless retiree name Jennifer Peterson (Dianne Wiest) as her next target.
Grayson however, quickly discovers that Peterson has millions of dollars in diamonds in a safe deposit box and far from being helpless is the mother of Roman Lunyov, (Peter Dinklage) a Russian Mafia figure who is not terribly happy with this turn of events.
Up to this point, the movie was great. We have Grayson as the predatory but naive attorney who believes all conflicts are resolved in a court room and Lunyov as the angry bear who executes people for disappointing him. It could have been a very funny movie along the lines of Some Like It Hot, Wise Guys and Mickey Blue Eyes.
Only it wasn't.
It was like the original director quit half-way through and another one took over who had an entirely different vision.
The movie morphs into an empowerment piece for the female LGBTQ community without a vestige of humor or shred of realism and with a female character that was portrayed as thoroughly despicable emerging as the heroine.
Two thumbs down. --Complete waste of time IMHO