"What did they put in that chicken that made everybody lose their fucking minds?” Uncomfortable and barely believable except that it adheres very closely to one of 70 similar incidents across the country over the past decade. Zobel's script is based on one at a Kentucky-based McDonald’s in 2004. Dowd's performance as the restaurant manager is incredible.
It's hard to believe that is based on true facts, Sorry American users, but I cant believe how people were so dumb and things went so far like that. Just realized it was real when i saw some scenes in internet. The movie has good actings and its very tense though. 3.5/5
*SPOILERS* The still opening shots and shallow depth of field shots throughout, attribute to the tone of the film, along with the score, which I enjoyed. Ann Dowd gives a nice performance, and the long shot of the Police Officer towards the end was a nice touch, demonstrating the closeness of the station. Amazing that this actually happened, and it wasn't an isolated incident.
Despite some lack of direction in term of narration (how are you suppose to relate to those people? It's impossible to understand what happened), the film, in its epilogue, takes a step back and asks questions, which made the film from "not so good" to "really interesting". I salute the believable actors and characters. They're not stereotypes nor clichés or dumb despite what they did.
Perversion and cruelty lurk behind the scenes, but ultimately stupidity is the main villain of the movie. Way more disturbing than anything like Hostel or Saw.This takes a regular environment and normal people and manages to show you the darkness in that. There are shots of the fast food that are comparable the beginning zoom shot in Blue velvet. It's explicit but not exploitative. But it's hard to watch as hell
Should never have revealed the caller so early. Not sure why everyone's acting like the "based on a true story" title cheapens the movie because very little of this is dramatized? Loved that long take with the cop in the car to emphasize the distance between the police station and the restaurant. I thought this was really good.