The 'I Care a Lot' House and (almost) ALL the Filming Locations in Shallcross, Brydon County

I Care a Lot Location
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The Netflix dark comedy I Care a Lot was primarily filmed in and around the city of Boston, Massachusetts. The story revolves around a court-appointed legal guardian to elders who makes a living selling their assets after trapping them under her care. Everything runs smoothly until she sells the house and all the belongings of an -apparently- lovely and wealthy grandma, who's got connections to the Russian mafia.

British actress Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, A Private War) was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance playing Marla Grayson. Eiza González (Baby Driver, Hobbs and Shaw) appears as Marla's girlfriend, Fran. Peter Dinklage, who embodied the unforgettable Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones) plays the gangster Roman Lunyov. Completes the main cast Dianne Wiest as the elder Jennifer Peterson.

Congratulations. You’ve made it to the ultimate guide to I Care a Lot’s filming locations. We have (almost) everything right here:

Where was I Care a Lot filmed?

Berkshire Oaks
The Berkshire Oaks care home is the Babson Executive Conference Center located within the picturesque campus of Babson College. If after watching this thriller film you are not afraid of being locked inside, the 211 hotel rooms of this large complex situated in the outskirts of Boston, hosting 27 meeting rooms, are available to rent.
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The city hall courtroom
The courthouse ruled by the naif judge played by Isiah Whitlock (who recently appeared in HBO's series Your Honor) is the historical Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Dedham.
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Golden light care homes
Marla's headquarters, the Grayson Guardianship company, is a building located at 45 William St in the Wellesley Office Park. The fictional 3 WPQX TV station featured in one of the last scenes of the movie (lower picture) was also filmed here, in the AXA Network insurance agency offices, situated just across the street.
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Shallcross Brydon County
The local news site The Swellesley Report revealed that geriatric doctor Karen Amos' office (played by Alicia Witt) was filmed in Dr. Jeff Lowenstein's dental office at 490 Washington Street in Wellesley.
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I Care a Lot house
One of the coolest filming locations of I Care a Lot is Jennifer Peterson's blue home. In the movie, she lives in the fictional town of Shallcross, the also made up Brydon County. This lovely property is located at 41 Mt Vernon St in Braintree. According to Realtor, this beautiful house built in 1860 has 5 beds and 2 full and 1 half baths in approximately 3,211 square feet. It has an estimated value of $833,300. Please be considerate to the owners of the property - this is a private residence. The 2019 whodunit film Knives Out was also recorded in the area. On this occasion, the owners preferred not to make public the real location of the manor to avoid having unwanted attention and visitors.
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I Care a Lot city
Peter Dinklage's character, Roman Lunyov, makes his first apparition in a pastry shop that was filmed in the Explorateur Cafe at 186 Tremont St in downtown Boston. This French restaurant and bar is (or was, as it seems permanently closed now), situated inside the ground floor of the historic Grand Lodge of Masons of Massachusetts.
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601 Congress St Boston
Roman's office is located in the undulating glass facade tower at 601 Congress St in the Seaport District of Boston. According to The Boston Globe newspaper, there is a plan to transform the 14 stories of this building into a biomedical research facility.
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Smith and Wollensky
After the visit of lawyer Dean Ericson (played by Chris Messina) requesting Marla to release her guardianship of Jennifer, there is a short scene filmed at the Smith and Wollensky steakhouse restaurant at 583 Washington St in Wellesley. Also, it seems that the interior of the gym was recorded at the old Talbots space in Wellesley Square.
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Stucchi Jewelers
Marla inquires about the selling price of the diamonds in the Stucchi Jewelers, a real Jewelry store located at 3 N Main St in Natick.
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Red Home in Medfield
The nice red house where Marla and Fran try to hide from the mob is located at 53 Pleasant St in Medfield (thank you Bill for your help finding this one).
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Medfield Auto Center
After a refreshing dive into the waters of a lake, Marla arrives at the convenience store of the Medfield Auto Center gas station.
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I Care a Lot drehorte
The hospital featured in one of the last scenes of the movie is the Leonard Morse Hospital building located in the MetroWest Medical Center in Natick.
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According to the filmmakers and production companies representative Massachusetts Production Coalition, the movie was based in Norwood and filmed in 2019 in 10 cities and towns including Braintree, Millis, Rockport, Watertown, and Wayland. IMDb reported that some studio work also took place at Pinewood Studios near London in England.


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