The Founder

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"Risk taker. Rule breaker. Game changer."
  • PG-13
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 7.2  (174,343)
  • 66

In 2016, the movie The Founder was released, starring Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, and John Carroll Lynch. The movie is based on the true story of how Ray Kroc, a struggling traveling salesman, maneuvered his way into becoming the mastermind behind the McDonald's fast-food empire. Ray Kroc (played by Keaton) is a struggling salesman who comes across a small but successful fast-food restaurant, run by the McDonald brothers, Dick (Lynch) and Mac (Offerman). Impressed by the brothers' efficient operation and delicious food, Kroc convinces them to let him franchise their concept throughout the country. However, once Kroc gets involved, the relationship between the three men becomes strained as Kroc's ambition and greed threaten to destroy the original vision of the McDonald brothers.

Michael Keaton delivers a stunning performance as Ray Kroc, capturing the character's charming façade and cutthroat ambition. The movie's screenplay, written by Robert D. Siegel, does an excellent job of highlighting the unscrupulous tactics Kroc used to take control of the company, without entirely vilifying him. The audience is left to make their judgment about Kroc's business practices.

The supporting cast also gives standout performances, most notably Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch as the McDonald brothers. Offerman brings a stoic yet emotional performance as Dick, while Lynch delivers a touching portrayal of the more sensitive and creative Mac.

The movie's director, John Lee Hancock, captures the 1950s and '60s era through beautiful visual storytelling, ranging from the upbeat music to the classic cars on display. The production team also built replicas of the original McDonald's restaurant and setpieces to recreate the time period accurately, giving the film an authentic feel.

The Founder is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of the fast-food industry or business in general. The movie provides an enlightening look at how the McDonald's empire was built and the costs that came with its success. The Founder is a thought-provoking and engaging film that will leave viewers thinking long after the credits roll.

In conclusion, The Founder is a well-crafted movie with excellent performances, beautiful visuals, and a fascinating true story. It remains an insightful look into the fast-food industry's pioneering roots, Ray Kroc's cutthroat tactics, and the McDonald brothers' original vision. It is a fantastic historical-drama film that will engage any business enthusiast.

The Founder is a 2017 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 66.

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    7.2  (174,343)
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