Movie: The Founder
Direction: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, Laura Dern
Music: Carter Burwell
Cinematographer: John Schwartzman
Editor: Robert Frazen
What is it about: It’s a biographical drama, which portrays the story of the iconic “Ray Kroc” and his acquisition of the stupendous fast food chain “Mc Donalds”. The film is directed by John Lee Hancock starring Michael Keaton.
Why it’s disappointing: This could stay put for this movie.
What to watch out for: When you see a film based on your favourite fast food chain is releasing, you get excited to know how it all begun. And director John, doesn’t disappoint you. He did a great job in deriving the respective characters and put them is perfect order making a strong impression. The film runs at a great pace highlighting the landmark moments in “Ray Kroc’s” life and so was the case with Maurice & Dick Mc Donald.
The truth revealed in the movie was quite shrewd but that shrewdness is the result of a billion dollar business which is ruling the entire globe with their delectable burgers. And when the story unfolds on how it started by two brothers and who made the Golden Arches go viral across the globe is a fascinating and interesting story held well by John Lee Hancock.
Michael Keaton, was a perfect attire to suit Ray Kroc. That character required a cunningness, which was flawlessly performed by him. To be precise he was under the skin of that character. Commendable job by Michael Keaton.
And you cannot miss the “Mc Donald” brothers they were perfect. Nick Offerman as Richard Dick Mc Donald and John Carroll Lynch as Maurice Mac Mc Donald. Both did a great job.
So were the ladies who completed the ensemble in a beautiful way. Linda Cardellini was exquisite and Laura Dern was commendable.
The film had a good tone of that period intact, a job well done by the cinematographer John Schwartzman which was well backed by a crisp edit by Robert Frazen.
Verdict: John Lee Hancock, was spot on with the story and assembled great set of artists which worked well in every aspect making this film interesting and gripping as intended to be. Definitely worth a watch, especially if you’re a fan of Mcd burgers.