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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Rogers Cadenhead: I love biopics. I completely believe them when I'm watching, then spend the next few days scouring the web for how much nonsense I accepted as fact. After hearing that The Founder was on Netflix, last night I watched Michael Keaton portray Ray Kroc as he pried McDonald's away from the brothers who founded the original restaurant and invented its fast food techniques. The film portrays Kroc as a villain and the brothers as heroes.

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The film portrays Kroc as a villain and the brothers as heroes.

The brothers had huge old timey mental-blocks that wouldn't allow them to expand. I wouldn't call them heroes. And Kroc was a anti-hero... villain is too strong a word.

Damn fine movie.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-08-23 03:21 PM | Reply

Good guy, bad guy - all I know is his wife Joan was a saint and if she could put up with him, he must not have been all bad.

#2 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-08-23 03:29 PM | Reply

It is a good movie. All three of the main actors do a great job.

By the end it's pretty clear that the filmmakers want Kroc to be seen as a bad guy. What he does to their restaurant in San Bernardino after he buys them out is Snidely Whiplash stuff, and it's true!

I had no idea Joan Kroc was played by Linda Cardellini of Freaks and Geeks, ER and Mad Men.

#3 | Posted by rcade at 2017-08-23 03:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A movie with no antagonists is boring. I've heard this is a good series and will have to check it out.

#4 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-08-23 05:01 PM | Reply

A movie with no antagonists is boring.

#4 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES

Hammer meets head of nail. Well done.

#5 | Posted by memyselfini at 2017-08-24 12:10 AM | Reply

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