Film No. 2 (2018) January 4th 3.05PM Hoyts Millennium Fremantle.
"Everything has its price. The great struggle in life is coming to grips with what that price is." (J.P. Getty philosophises with his confidant Fletcher Chase as he contemplates his grandson's kidnapping).
There are many legendary stories about the past deeds of the once richest man in the world, J.Paul Getty. The story of his reaction to the kidnapping of his grandson in 1973 is interpreted here by Ridley Scott in a tight, edgy film. A film which has had its own challenges over recent months (Kevin Spacey being the original Getty). So why did old man J. Paul refuse to pay the ransom money for a loved relative? Michelle Williams is the bright light here as the steadfast mother of the young John Paul. Christopher Plummer gives old J.P. a brooding look and his scenes with Williams bring the best out in both. You'll be googling the name Getty once the titles roll. 9GUMS.