Last night we watched an interesting movie, "The Founder" starring Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, the supposedly founder of McDonald s.I saw this movie. Very good and Linda liked it more than I did.
This is the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling 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. It details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. The film also stars Laura Dern as Ray Kroc's first wife Ethel;
My take, I found the movie pretty good. Can't say exactly how true to detail it was, but I did learn a lot about Kroc and how he became the head honcho of McDonald's. Micheal Keaton was excellent in this role. I really thought it was Oscar worthy. One thing I did learn was that Kroc was not a very nice man overall, as many become once power and money enter their lives. I see that this movie wasn't a huge box office success, but I would recommend it. Obviously this movie didn't appeal to kids and teens, but it could be a decent enough family movie, but I would say it is more of an adult type movie.
see it just for the extraordinary performance by Keaton.
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