Thursday, September 9, 2021

Worth - 3 1/2 Stars - NETFLIX/Theaters

Worth asks and comes close to answering; What's a life worth?  Michael Keaton plays attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who volunteered pro bono to oversee the government fund compensating  victims of the 9/11 attacks.  Congress created the fund to shield airlines from hundreds of civil suits, forcing them into bankruptcy.  Approaching his task with a cold eye to compensation charts, Keaton as Feinberg learns the families want more than money. they want their stories told.  Worth starts slow but warms into a new way to look at 9/11.  The first rate cast includes Amy Ryan as a fellow attorney, plus Tate Donovan as an attorney for wealthy interests, and Stanley Tucci as opposition leader, demanding a different approach.  On Netflx and in theaters, Worth tells a thoughtful story. .