‘The Founder’ tells how one man created a fast food empire
I used to love eating at McDonald’s. Nowadays it is hard to drive someplace and not run into one. They are everywhere, but it wasn’t always this way. The Founder tells the tale of one man and his fight to make the McDonald’s restaurant a household name. I was able to get a review copy of it and here is what I thought of it.
You can read the plot for The Founder here:
The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman), 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. Kroc soon maneuvers himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a multi-billion dollar empire.
I was blown away by The Founder. The way it tells this story is brilliant. Instead of just focusing on one character, it chose to take a different tactic. Ray Kroc is a major part of the story, but the two brothers are just as important. There are plenty of dramatic moments, but the film also has some surprising scenes. The cast is amazing in this movie. They give their all to tell this story the right way, and they achieve this goal in spades. Whether you like McDonald’s or not, this is a movie that everyone should see. If you want to learn more about The Founder click on this website.