The Founder

The Founder

By John Lee Hancock

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-01-20
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Director: John Lee Hancock
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  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
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The Founder Description

Directed by John Lee Hancock (SAVING MR. BANKS), THE FOUNDER features 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. Writer Robert Siegel (THE WRESTLER) 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; John Carroll Lynch as Mac McDonald and Nick Offerman as Dick McDonald.

"The Bounder" is a British sitcom which ran from 16 April 1982 to 28 October 1983, made by Yorkshire Television. The series starred Peter Bowles as Howard Booth, an ex-convict who served two years in jail.

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The Founder Movie Reviews

  • One Word:

    AustinCampbell
    5
    McNificient.
  • Terrific movie

    Kpt71
    5
    This movie should be required in every business class. Great movie.
  • Shocked

    TheKaine100
    5
    Wow...brutal. It was crazy, the whole story was a show of how vicious and inhumane the business world can be. I had no words after the movie accept...brutal. Just plain brutal.
  • The movie is OK

    enasNsane
    3
    The movie is Ok, however the story behind the franchise represents everything that is wrong in the world, particularly the United States. Covet after covet after covet. I knew that the handshake was a scam. If the handshake was good enough for part of the deal why not the rest. The two brothers should have stood firm with the contract as they did initially with their core beliefs of what they wanted McDonalds to be. You get everything in writing!
  • Loved it!!

    Jay-Cee88
    5
    Wow didn't know the truth. Loved, loved, loved the movie!! Rented it for 99 cents and what a steal for a GREAT movie!!! Highly recommend it!
  • Amazing

    Minyhero
    5
    Wonderful
  • Keaton!

    Asantekamill
    4
    Hard to side with either side on this story but Keaton as usual delivers an electrifying performance and makes what rightfully should be the villain in the story as the real visionary. I don't eat McDonald's but the story like the store is all American.
  • Fantastic!

    Jack2son
    5
    I was not sure what to expect at first. Boy, am I glad I rented The Founder. Amazing movie! Highly recommended!
  • Amazing Movie Full of Life Lessons

    Music Fan 4 Ever
    5
    Amazing movie that shows you that sharing is good, but don't share too much and becareful who you share with.
  • Great Movie!

    travoose1
    4
    This movie did a great job of telling the story of McDonalds...I am not sure how accurate things are...not that they are unbelievable, but I honestly had no clue or interest in the history of this fast food chain until I watched this movie.
  • Motivational Entrepreneur Story

    PRINTJOY
    5
    I really liked the theme of the entire movie (persistence). Very refreshing for anyone who is ambitious with big goals. Highly recommend.
  • Told me why I feel bad in recent years: I am in a dog eat dog world

    liketofindout
    5
    I like the movie a lot. Some 20 years ago, I was thinking to leave the world a little better than I found it. To be nice to people. And I feel sad why it turned out really saddening: people prey on people, corporation prey on corporation (or people), people back stab people, form clique, all these, just for 1 thing: money. And then I watched this movie, and I saw that in the past, it was described as a dog eat dog world. People were cold to each other, and that the "handshake money" to the founders were just ignored, eaten, not paid to them, much like a crocodile will eat any possible thing up. And then I felt better: it could be like that. It is just not me feeling so sad. Many people experienced it, and many people DOING IT. The movie made me realize that maybe the animal competitive or preying behavior is the most basic survival thing, just that as human beings, I do hope that we are at a level higher than that, but probably not at the current moment in the universe.
  • Who would have thought?

    TheGetor
    5
    A movie about burgers... nah! Fippling through the list I ended back and dicided to give it a try. And what a movie! The cast is gorgeous and Michael Keaton delivers probably the best performance in his life. And the legacy of Ray Kroc is out there for everybody to see. Not nice!
  • WELL EXECUTED

    Nani090489
    5
    This movie is a truth bomb. It's well played that I end up thinking whether to still eat at McDonald's as I hated Ray Croc so much.
  • You Won't Be Disappointed!!!!

    ChaweeBoy
    5
    This is a fantastic story on one of the biggest companies ever. It was great how this story let the viewer know about the 2 brothers, and how it all started. I can't wait to watch it again!!!
  • Excellent Movie

    SogArm
    5
    Keaton is usually a pleasure to watch and he doesn't disappoint here. Great story, excellent acting, well worth the cost to buy as far as I was concerned.
  • Outstanding

    AGT1201
    5
    I wanted to see the true story of McDonald's and here it is!
  • THE TRUTH OF BUSINESS!

    Alexseguih
    5
    GREAT MOVIE! AS STUDENT OF A BUSINESS SCHOOL I ENJOYED IT AT FULL ! GREAT RECOMMENDATION!
  • If you think you'd enjoy it, you will.

    both311
    5
    Great flick for fans of this type of dramatization. Michael Keaton was amazing. Fascinating story done well.
  • One of the biggest surprises in movies

    Ayden McGee
    5
    I wasn't expecting this movie to be as good as it was, I thought it would be an ok movie, but it's amazing.

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