Decent biopic and simultaneously reminder that corps are by and large run by evil fucks. Keaton shines in the lead role, but some overacting and schmaltzy moments keep this from being a truly great film. Still, not a bad mainstream film at all, and better than some of the dreck Marvel and other studios are churning out these days. For this reason, I say recommended. 3.5 stars, extra half star for Keaton's portrayal.
I watched this movie twice and the first time i was awestruck by the way the movie ended in a big "Hurrah" for those machiavellian people who just want to succeed no matter what. By second watch, though, i found a much more neutral vibe that also seems very much partial. It thells us a story many aren't familiar with, with all-round good performances to boot, even though nothing much else is offered.
Glorifying deceit and unfair business. Looks like they just made a "great American" movie! As much as interesting the background story of McDonald's is, it totally missed the part where you help the viewers realize that what Ray did wasn't good. Approving behaviors likes this shapes society bit by bit, and it's already too wrecked to keep on encouraging people to do more harm.
All movies about Corporations are horror movies because there is nothing more terrifying, lethal, and toxic than a Corporation. The equally monstrous American justice system equates Corporations to citizens: this personification suggests that McDonald's is like Freddy, Nike is Jason, Apple is Michael. These monsters extract surplus values from their labor force, like vampires. And they are really, really hard to kill
Michael Keaton is on fleek in this raw portrait of the struggles of a broken man trying to reach the top. Wining is much more about losing than I tought and that's what I get from this technicolor semi-happy real story. Oh...and the stupid things we do for love...c'mon...powdered milkshake!