All the Money in the World had a little bit of controversy surrounding the production, but in reality that story is nothing compared to the actual story. Based on true events of the kidnapping of the grandson of the world’s richest person, we learn the hard way that money is really the root of all evil. J. Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer) refuses to the pay ransom for his kidnapped grandson, despite the claims he loves him so much. Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg) gets hired to track down the missing kid, while trying to negotiate the ransom on behalf of the kid’s mom Gail (Michelle Williams). Tension and drama between the family is the real story here, even though the cat and mouse game between the kidnappers and Chase is major subplot. I enjoyed this film the most out of the handful I watched over the weekend because I found it so engaging. You really don’t know what is going to happen next and whether not Gail and Fletcher will catch a break. Plummer is fantastic in this role as the heartless billionaire who cares more about tax breaks then human beings. I have yet to look up the kidnapping story so I can’t say whether or not the film stayed true to the events. During the credits it says some of the action was dramatized for the film, but one has to wonder what was really going through these people’s minds during such a traumatized time. 7/10 

 

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