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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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.



  • One Word:

    By AustinCampbell
  • Terrific movie

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

    By TheKaine100
    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

    By enasNsane
    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!!

    By Jay-Cee88
    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

    By Minyhero
  • Keaton!

    By Asantekamill
    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!

    By Jack2son
    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

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

    By travoose1
    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.