i saw value The night of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On such anniversaries, the film felt emotionally vivid to me, especially hearing the stories of those who were harmed that day. Directed by Sara Colangelo, the film is currently available on Netflix.
value It tells the story of Ken Feinberg (Michael Keaton) and his law firm’s process of awarding money to individuals and various claims that were lost or injured in the 9/11 attacks. Feinberg’s company had done this kind of work before, and he went to the US President and volunteered for the job.
His team included Camille Biros (Amy Ryan), Priya Khundi (Shunori Ramanathan) and Darryl Barnes (Ato Blankson-Wood).
They were instructed by the government to administer a compensation fund to prevent airlines from being sued and the US economy collapsing.
Feinberg started by creating a set of rules that apply to everyone from the janitor to the CEO. He was opposed by Lee Quinn (Tate Donovan), who represented the CEO. They wanted more than Feinberg’s formula allowed.
At first, Feinberg was protected from the personal stories of those who entered the office, demanding compensation funds. His assistants listened to them. I thought everyone should get mental health support for what they do.
Charles Wolf (Stanley Tucci) appeared at the meeting Feinberg mentioned. He became Feinberg’s nagging moral conscience, forcing and forcing the rules of compensation to look at each case individually. Wolf’s blog, called the Fix Fund, garnered more supporters than the rewards fund.
Karen Donato (Laura Benanti) and a few others got Feinberg’s ears almost by accident. Between meeting people like Karen Donato and contacting Charles Wolf, Feinberg finally realized that there was no one-size-fits-all rule for reward funds.
It was a story of a national tragedy, but it was actually a Michael Keaton film. His character arc was central to the story. The film was full of legal, moral and philosophical questions. It was a long slogan through damning trouble. There were no dramatic court scenes or eloquent speeches. They were just people doing their best in very difficult tasks.
In an interview with NPR, Sara Colangelo said: “I was really interested in the moral conundrum of all this. It will crash. With the primal emotions of 9/11 and the heartache of thousands of families.” With Max Borenstein’s screenplay and Colangelo’s meticulous handwork, the film captures that tension.
Next, let’s take a look at the trailer.
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