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Kudos to Michael Keaton for his performance in Founder

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Michael Keaton took this role and made it his own, put his signature talent into it.  I just saw the movie "Founder" about the beginnings and evolution of McDonalds Corporation.  Michael Keaton was outstanding, playing the role of Ray Kroc.  The movie portrays Kroc as a visionary and a conniving genius with no morals at all in business dealings.  On a scale of 1-10, I give Michael Keaton an 11, an Oscar winning performance if there ever was one.  Congratulations Michael for your memorable performance.
NOTE:  Just looked up the movie on amazon.com.  70% of reviewers gave the movie 5 stars. 19% of reviewers gave the work 4 stars.  So, 89% of customer reviews gave the project 4 stars and up.  Stunning!



 

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Updated On: 12/13/19 at 10:46 PM
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2016 I don't think he was even nominated.

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Sometimes both critics and awards ceremonies completely misjudge exciting works of art. For example, the critics savaged "Jesus Christ Superstar" when it debuted on Broadway. But it turned out to be one of the   most beautiful pieces of music ever written.  Audiences recognized that.  Another example is "The Big Lebowski" with Jeff Bridges, the dude.  Now the movie is a cult favorite.  The characters are wonderfully entertaining.  Some critics even rewrote their reviews, admitting their error.  I call this the Van Gogh Principle.    

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chicagodannyd said: "Sometimes both critics and awards ceremonies completely misjudge exciting works of art.For example, the critics savaged "Jesus Christ Superstar" when it debuted on Broadway.But it turned out to be one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written. Audiences recognized that. Another example is "The Great Lebowski." Nowthe movieis a cult favorite. The characters are wonderfully entertaining. Some critics even rewrote their reviews, admitting their error. I call this the Van Gogh Principle."

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen in this case, but thanks for playing. I've got to ask however given the way it's written, did you have this sitting in a drawer since 2016 and just decided to post it now?

 

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I purchased a new Amazon fire cube two weeks ago and was tooling around on the free movies menu when I came across this film.  I was really surprised that anyone would even make a movie about business accomplishments.  Normally you would think that Hollywood would turn backs on such a subject matter because it is not a genre that attracts young movie goers.  I'm glad they made it because it is also educational.  I was surprised to learn that Ray Kroc even had to mortgage his house to start his first McDonalds restaurant.  He scaled a truly tough road. 

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chicagodannyd said: "I was really surprised that anyone would even make a movie about business accomplishments. Normally you would think that Hollywood would turn backs on such a subject matter because it is not a genre that attracts young movie goers."

Yeah, you almost never see that. Other than

Wall Street and its sequel

The Social Network

Joy

The Devil Wears Prada

The Intern

The Pursuit of Happyness

Moneyball

Steve Jobs

The Big Short

Chef

Inside Job

Glengarry Glen Ross

Up In The Air

The Aviator

Margin Call

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Boiler Room

The Wolf of Wall Street

Catch Me If You Can

Too Big To Fail

Enron: The Smartest Guys in The Room

Barbarians at the Gate

 

I've probably left out a few.

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I feel like we're being trolled. Does the OP not realize that Ray Kroc is the villain of this movie?

Also "Great Lebowski"?

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Most of the movies and plays you mention on your list are fictional.  Show me a movie that explores the details of franchising and the inner workings of how restaurant franchises got off the ground in the USA. Founder demonstrated in stark terms the difficulty and hardships of any person can face when launching a new concept for a business.  In a way, the movie is educational.  And no one can take away the brilliant performance put in by Michael Keaton.  As proof, the movie has exceedingly high ratings on Amazon.com   Kudos to Michael Keaton.  He earned it.

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chicagodannyd said: "Show me a movie that explores the details of franchising and the inner workings of how restaurant franchises got off the ground in the USA."

You got me there. Hollywood has virtually ignored the inner workings of how restaurant franchises get off the ground. I know I was shocked to learn Burger King was not really started by a King at all. A detailed movie about the subject would have set me straight years ago.

Dude, you just make me laugh. 

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Show me a movie that explores the details of franchising and the inner workings of how restaurant franchises got off the ground in the USA. Founder demonstrated in stark terms the difficulty and hardships of any person can face when launching a new concept for a business.  In a way, the movie is educational.

You're not explaining a positive. Franchises like McDonald's strangle small & local businesses. Ray Kroc was a vulture. They don't even give a **** about their franchisees and will push more costs at them with their own demands.

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