Release Date: 12 April 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch
You’ve likely never considered the history of McDonald’s while scarfing down a Big Mac. ‘Maccas’ has become omnipresent, serving some 68 million customers daily in 120 countries across approximately 37,000 outlets – that’s a lot of buns, fries and shakes. McDonald’s had humble beginnings though, as brothers Richard and Maurice ‘Mac’ McDonald started a small burger joint which they reinvented via automation for speedy service in 1948. Cue the arrival of struggling mixer salesman Ray Kroc, curious as to the brothers’ large order of his product and the rest is, well, history. Michael Keaton delivers substantial sleaze as Kroc, who enlarges the brothers’ (John Carroll Lynch and Nick Offerman) vision exponentially, first with franchises to other US states, and then overseas, before elbowing them out of their creation completely. Equally spellbinding and sordid, file The Founder under ‘McGekko’.