THE FOUNDER (2016) via Netflix
|Posted: 20 September 2017 at 1:20pm | IP Logged | 6
Starring Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, Nick Offerman, John Carrol Lynch, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak, and Patrick Wilson.
A biographical drama about Ray Kroc, the "founder" of the McDonalds franchise, that begins in 1954 when he is a traveling salesman for restaurant equipment and continues through his discovery of the McDonald brothers in San Bernardino, California and the rise of his fast food empire up to the early 1970's.
The movie itself didnít do much at the box office when it was released but it is very well produced and provides some terrific cinematography that gives you a strong feeling of being in the 1950s. It is also chalk full of solid performances by its cast (especially Keaton and Offerman) and certainly deserved more accolades than it received.
Part of the problem was likely due to its original release date being pushedback to early December 2016 so that it might qualify for Oscar consideration.But in the process, it got lost among the other box office heavyweights thatwere released that same month (Rogue One,La La Land, Hidden Figures, Passengers, etc.).
Worth a look if you can spare a couple hours and a bag of popcorn.
Edited by James Best on 20 September 2017 at 1:23pm