Director: Sara Colangelo
Starring: Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan, Stanley Tucci, Laura Benanti, Tate Donovan, Talia Balsam
It’s been twenty years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. We’ve seen a few movies tackle it, but the new film Worth dives into the victims’ stories and the legal battle that followed.
What is life worth? How does the law put a price tag on someone’s existence? Those questions are what faces lawyer Ken Feinberg, played by Michael Keaton. He’s fought for many high-profile settlements and is a professor at Georgetown. Everything stopped the morning of September 11, 2001. The world stood and watched the events unfolding before their very eyes. Ken decides to take on a settlement case reaching out to victims before civil suits could be stacked up against the airline industry potentially destroying the economy. What lies ahead for Ken, his partner Camille Biros (Amy Ryan), and their team is a two-year project determining who’s eligible and how much each victim and their family is worth as part of a settlement. Stanley Tucci also stars as a grieving widower who leads a counter “Fix the Fund” movement.
Here’s my review