I know what you’re thinking. How the heck does a 52 year old over the hill milkshake machine salesman build a fast food empire with 16 hundred restaurants and an annual revenue of 7 hundred million dollars? One word, Persistence!
Plot summary: The film narrates the actual life of Ray Kroc the founder (what he likes to be called) of MacDonald restaurants transformed a small town hamburger restaurant into a million dollar one. The story does explains his strategies and tactics, his clever business mind and personal life. The restaurant was actually founded by Donald brothers but it was Ray who cleverly took over.
Directer: John Lee Hancock
Starring: Micheal Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carol Lynch
Distributed by: The Weinstein Company
Running time: 115 minutes
Release date: 20th January 2017
Goosebumps review: A must watch for biography lovers. The strategies and business plans of Ray will inspire you for sure. Goosebumps guaranteed.
It is another inspirational movie on a billionaire. Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc lives the character. His acting was exceptional, the way he portrays Ray was to the perfection. Ray’s character was not that easy to portray. He is not that desired of power as well as not one of the common men. It was a tight role which Keaton excels.
All the other characters have justified their roles. But it was all Keaton all the way as the movie requires him to do. There are best moments which include Keaton alone that gives Goosebumps. His strategies and milestone scenes will inspire aspiring entrepreneurs.
John Lee Hancock has done a good job as a director. When it comes to a biographical movie the protagonist’s positive traits should be highlighted and the negative traits should be shown with fewer importance. Hancock has handled it with care and scores good.
It is almost similar to David Fincher’s ‘The Social Network’ but David has a tight screenplay whereas Hancock lags. At times the movie slows down. Apart from that the movie is a confidence booster for amateur businessman.