'Worth' Review: An Important Film Everyone Should Watch


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The 20th anniversary of 9/11 has past and it was a somber day in America. 20 years ago American experienced its worst tragedy. 2,977 people died that day and our country was never the same. Everyone knows the horrific events of that day but Worth takes a look at the aftermath of those events with the victims families.


Worth stars Michael Keaton as Ken Feinberg. Feinberg is an attorney in Washington DC and is appointed by President Bush to be the director of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. Feinberg and his team have the tough task of distributing money to the victims families. There's a big question that is posed in this film: How much is a person's life worth? This is a central question that is debated throughout the whole film. Feinberg and his team come up with a formula to figure out how much compensation will be given to each victim. This formula causes the victims families to not want to sign up for the fund because the compensation is based on the victim's income. Families of the victims are obviously upset because it seems one person's life matters more because of the income they make.


In comes Charles Wolf played by Stanley Tucci. Wolf's wife died in the Twin Towers on 9/11. Wolf has his own ideas on how to fix the fund and even creates his own website: FixTheFund.org. That website is still accessible today. Wolf squares off with Feinberg and creates an intriguing story. The scenes with Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci were the best scenes in the movie. Their chemistry creates an intriguing back and forth between the two.


Worth is a dialogue heavy movie. It's not the type of movie that brings you to the edge of your seat or amazes you with jaw dropping action. It does deliver on the emotion every American was feeling during that time. You just can't help to feel sad when you hear some of the stories the victims tell Feinberg and his team in the film. Even 20 years later the wounds from 9/11 still feel fresh and every time I see a tribute or hear a story from that day, I start to tear up. The movie tells a great story that people need to hear.


Worth is an informative movie because the general public doesn't know about this situation. Everyone knows about the horrific events of 9/11 but I personally did not know this story. I didn't know the challenges Feinberg faced trying to be fair to the victims families. It's an important movie to watch. It's important to know the story of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund and how it all came together. Worth is available to stream on Netflix.


Rating: 3.5/5


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