Thursday, January 4, 2018
All The Money in the World (movie review)
I concluded my birthday with a late showing of All the Money in the World. This drama runs for over 2 hours and is rated R. It's cast includes Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer and Mark Wahlberg.
This movie is based on a true story around Jean Paul Getty. He founded the Getty Oil Company and was known to be the richest man. This was why his grandson was kidnapped. The initial ransom was a demand of 17 million.
Despite all the begging and pleading from his son and his wife he refused to pay a cent. He made plenty of excuses to justify his decision. He had 14 other grandchildren and if he paid for one, the others may get kidnapped for ransom as well. He also would make no money on the transaction which is all he cared about. More money.
Things make a turn for the worse when. The kidnappers don't receive their demands. They decide to send proof of how serious they are straight to the newspaper.
I will end my summary on that sentence! I thought this was a good movie. I wasn't aware of the complete storyline prior to walking in. I only knew it was based on a true story so some of the content surprised me.
It was a long movie. I would like to say it goes by quick but it didn't. The storyline was easy to follow and I was entertained through the movie. There were some parts that could have got cut out and you still would have been able to follow. The end was exciting because I truly didn't know what was going to happen. Of course I was rooting for a safe return but if the ransom doesn't get paid what could the outcome possibly be?
Did I leave just enough to get you interested if not here's trailer more.
It was nice to get out and see an adult movie but one of the next movies I want to see is Paddington 2!