In Ridley Scott’s powerful film “All the Money in the World” Christopher Plummer (replacing Kevin Spacey) turns in a performance that’s convincing as J. Paul Getty. At the heart of the story is a mother, Gail Harris, played sympathetically by Michelle Williams, trying desperately to save her abducted seventeen year old son, Getty III, played by Charlie Plummer. She appeals to her father-in-law, J. Paul Getty to pay the ransom to the kidnapers for his grandson’s safe return. However the grandfather calculates that to pay the ransom would put his other family members at greater risk of attracting the same dilemma. Not withstanding that point, the richest man on earth, is portrayed as displaying a deep seated characteristic of meanness. The mother is assisted by a cool, commanding, former CIA operative and bungling aide, Fletcher Chase, played by Mark Wahlberg, to good effect. An enchanting performance. much of it in mime, from a young actor Charlie Plummer playing the victim Getty III being held hostage. Many great performances by the cast.

Director: Ridley Scott
Film script: David Scarpa
Based on Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty by John Pearson
Cast:
Michelle Williams
Christopher Plummer
Mark Wahlberg
Romain Duris
Music: Daniel Pemberton
Cinematography: Dariusz Wolski
Editor: Claire Simpson
Production company: Imperative Entertainment
Scott Free Productions
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Running time 133 minutes

Photographer: Richard Keith Wolff

In Ridley Scott’s powerful film “All the Money in the World” Christopher Plummer (replacing Kevin Spacey) turns in a performance that’s convincing as J. Paul Getty. At the heart of the story is a mother, Gail Harris, played sympathetically by Michelle Williams, trying desperately to save her abducted seventeen year old son, Getty III, played by Charlie Plummer. She appeals to her father-in-law, J. Paul Getty to pay the ransom to the kidnapers for his grandson’s safe return. However the grandfather calculates that to pay the ransom would put his other family members at greater risk of attracting the same dilemma. Not withstanding that point, the richest man on earth, is portrayed as displaying a deep seated characteristic of meanness. The mother is assisted by a cool, commanding, former CIA operative and bungling aide, Fletcher Chase, played by Mark Wahlberg, to good effect. An enchanting performance. much of it in mime, from a young actor Charlie Plummer playing the victim Getty III being held hostage. Many great performances by the cast.

Director: Ridley Scott
Film script: David Scarpa
Based on Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty by John Pearson
Cast:
Michelle Williams
Christopher Plummer
Mark Wahlberg
Romain Duris
Music: Daniel Pemberton
Cinematography: Dariusz Wolski
Editor: Claire Simpson
Production company: Imperative Entertainment
Scott Free Productions
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Running time 133 minutes

Photographer: Richard Keith Wolff