Starring: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg
Director: Ridley Scott
Runtime: 2 hours, 12 minutes
Biography | Crime | Drama | 2017
Back when I went to see Molly’s Game, I had the opportunity to go see this advanced screening on the same night. In the end, I won the coin toss and we went to see Molly’s Game. Here we are a couple months later, and I’m seeing it anyway because it has been nominated for an Academy Award (Christopher Plummer as a supporting actor). I’m actually surprised Ridley Scott didn’t get a nomination, don’t other people like him?
It seems that a lot of movies these days are being written based on true events or novels, which isn’t a bad thing, but when the writers change so much of it does it really count? I personally, do not know the facts of what happened with John Getty and his kidnapped grandson. I will say, that it was pretty obvious watching this movie that a lot of these things most likely didn’t happen. Mainly because it seemed to perfect of a drama to actually happen in real life.
Michelle Williams is the mother, Christopher Plummer is the grandfather billionaire, and Mark Wahlberg is Getty’s right hand man who is tasked with bringing home his grandson. Each person I thought did a good job with bringing their characters to life (even through they are real people anyway) to the big screen. I even thought that Charlie Plummer did a good job in his role as the kidnapped grandson/son/Paul.
I will say, that this movie was tense the entire time. At no point did it let up on the tension… even in the end. And for the most party it wasn’t very exciting. The only thing I liked was the way the characters interacted with each other: Gail and Fletcher, Gail and John, Cinquanta (the kidnapper) and Paul, and everyone else.
I for one, am glad that we saw Molly’s Game instead of these a couple months ago. Even my fiance said the same thing and he’s the one that wanted to see this movie in the first place. I find it somewhat funny that all the controversy with this movie, having to reshoot all the scenes with Plummer instead of Spacey. There aren’t even that many scenes with Getty. I’m going to give this film an “okay” rating. I would not watch it again, but it was good and I would like to know the true story. Perhaps I can find the book and see if that has any validity to it. (2.5/5).
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"