Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Founder (2017)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime: 115 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

Ray Kroc was a complete douchebag who not only screwed Richard and Maurice McDonald out of future royalty payments after buying the company from them, he screwed them out of their own name.  This is the story of their relationship.  It ends before things like the Big Mac and big locations with dining rooms.

Michael Keaton does a fine job as Kroc, but from his first sales pitch I found myself thinking how fantastic this movie would have been if they'd put Christopher Walken in the lead. Sure it would make this thing a cartoon, but it would have been hilarious.