‘The Founder’ Tells a Double-Stacked Story of Betrayal and Avarice

January 20, 2017

Four stars out of five for the new drama starring Michael Keaton

Since McDonald’s is like air — universally consumed, life-giving, death-dealing, inescapable — to attempt to capture its origins in representational art has a faint whiff of hubris. Air is air and has always been there. Ditto the Big Mac, which was born on the back of a Big Mac on top of a Big Mac on top of a Big Mac and so on and so forth.

Nonetheless, The Founder, which opens nationally today, attempts to tell the origin story of the fast food chain that has