All the Money in the World (PG)

  • Page Views 988
  • Hell Bent!

    Greed is good. Remember those cherished words from Wall Street insider Gordon Gekko in the slick if not sick classic Wall Street chronicling the excess of some slick snake oil salesmen playing with other people’s money. Now get in the Christmas holiday spirit as all that greed gets combined with the miserly habits of the ultimate Scrooge in All The Money in the World. You won’t feel the love in this outstanding drama from Sony Pictures sure to make waves.

    Miracles do happen. All the Money In the World is actually inspired by true events. Shocking events in fact. What may even be more shocking is that this film will be perhaps best remembered for the notoriety attached to its former principal actor, now disgraced Kevin Spacey. Somehow director Ridley Scott managed to reshoot all Spacey’s already completed movie’s scenes with – wait for it – Canadian actor Christopher Plummer in the title role of J.Paul Getty. People of an older vintage will recall that once upon a time J.Paul Getty was the richest man in the world. That drive for success forms the emotional backbone to this film.

    Although some creative liberties were taken with the story All The Money in the World follows the kidnapping of teenage boy Paul Getty, grandson to the billionaire. Most people would pay a ransom even if the police may rule against it. Money is no object to the Getty clan but the old man is as miserly as they come. News of the abduction in Italy in 1973 sets off an unbelievable chain of event with the boys panicked mother left completely out in the cold. Michelle Williams pores her heart out as the estranged mom whose attempts to get old moneybags to part with $17 Million largely falls on deaf ears.

    Scott does a masterful job recreating the tension of the crime and the atmosphere is riveting. Plummer is outstanding as the crusty old cad and Mark Wahlberg tags along as a negotiator seemingly out of his depth.

    Well made and extremely well acted All The Money in the World just goes to show you that having money can be a blessing – or a curse.

    By Alan Samuel

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 03 June 2021
      2 weeks ago No comment

      What’s next for Pacquiao after August 21 fight in Vegas

      Manny Pacquiao will challenge WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. in Las Vegas on August 21. What comes next for the 42-year-old fighter and current senator of the Philippines is a matter of great interest. Pacquiao’s longtime trainer and confidant Freddie Roach said in the summer of ...

    • 27 May 2021
      3 weeks ago No comment

      B.C. begins four-step Restart from COVID-19 pandemic

      In March and April 2021, B.C. was hit by a third wave of COVID-19 infections. But something was also about to change as Britisih Columbians registered for vaccination in record numbers between April and May. By May 24, around 60 percent of people aged 18 and over have received ...

    • 20 May 2021
      4 weeks ago No comment

      19 million vaccine doses administered in Canada

      COVID-19 vaccination in Canada started in the week of December 13, 2020. As of May 19, 2021, when Philippine Showbiz Today went to the presses, the federal government counts 19,349,980 doses administered so far. The country has a population of around 38 million, based on current estimates available online. ...

    • 20 May 2021
      4 weeks ago No comment

      Your daily dose of everything NCAA is here: ‘Rise Up Stronger: The Road to NCAA Season 96’ airs beginning May 23

      Get to know the athletes, the coaches, the teams, and what to expect this season as GMA Network via GMA Synergy unveils ‘Rise Up Stronger: The Road to NCAA Season 96,’ airing everyday beginning this Sunday, May 23, on GTV. ‘Rise Up Stronger: The Road to NCAA Season 96’ will keep sports fans entertained ...

    • 20 May 2021
      4 weeks ago No comment

      ‘DITO AT DOON’ PREMIERES GLOBALLY VIA TBA PLAY

      Film aficionados outside the Philippines will no longer be left behind as they get the chance to see “Dito at Doon” (“Here and There”) via the international premium video-on-demand service. Filipinos and cinephiles abroad can sit back and enjoy the must-watch movie of the year “Dito at Doon” (“Here and ...

    %d bloggers like this: