Saturday, 24 March, 7:30pm – FINAL
The film succeeds in not taking sides but presenting a story. Still, you can’t help but feel for the original brothers. Michael Keaton nails the role, the emotion in his eyes – especially in the end takes – speaks volumes. Fantastic casting all around, and tight direction. A very good film.
Michael Keaton comes close to making you believe there’s soul to go with the fries and freneticism.
Tense, entertaining, and nostalgic yet decidedly modern, this drama is a feast of filmmaking.
Common Sense Media
The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.
A name is probably the most important thing in the world. Certain ones can turn you away, others can catch your attention. Ray Kroc certainly understood this, and ran with it from the moment he heard the name McDonalds. Kroc is a businessman who screws over everybody around him and laughs his way to the grave drowning in money. He’s the perfect villain in sheep’s clothing. You will never be so mad at a situation in your life – even if you don’t particularly like McDonalds.
USA 2016, 115 min, rated M (offensive language)
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Starring Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, Linda Cardenilli, Laura Dern, John Carroll Lynch, BJ Novak & Patrick Wilson