How McDonald’s Biopic ‘The Founder’ Went From Awards Contender to Flop

January 24, 2017

The glossy new Michael Keaton movie went belly-up on its first weekend in wide release

Over the last few years, Hollywood has been making a bunch of restaurant-themed films and TV shows, some of which — like Chef and The Hundred-Foot Journey — prove to be moderate critical and commercial hits, while others — like Burnt and Feed the Beast — land with a thud. Weinstein Co.’s The Founder falls in that latter category. Despite generally favorable reviews — including a four out of five star rating from Eater’s critic Joshua David Stein — the film about McDonald’s founder