Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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"The Founder"

Review Summary: Ann and Les thought this movie was a lot of fun and gave a lot of insight into the fast food industry in America and the man behind McDonald's.

Plot Summary: This is the story of Ray Kroc and how he turned two brothers' fast food restaurant, McDonald's, into one of the largest restaurant businesses in the world. Runtime 115 minutes.

Director: John Lee Hancock

Writer: Robert D. Siegel

Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, and John Carroll Lynch

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