J-Dub’s Review of The Founder. Plus Special Guest Ray Charles :)

This movie is about history of McDonald’s.  I had already read this story many years ago as I studied for my bachelor’s degree in business.  McDonald’s and Southwest Airlines were common case studies.  Mr. Kroc was a shrewd business man who screwed over the brothers McDonald.  I am reminded of the sayings “It’s a dog eat dog world or it’s not personal, it’s business.”

Ray Kroc, man out to make a buck finds a creative loop-hole and does just that.  The money is in the dirt!  It took him a while to realize that but when he does ba-zin-ga!  You can’t even use your own names Mac and Dick!!!  The artistry that is assembly line hamburger production is a thing of beauty.  A dance really.  Weird how time changes things and innovations are improved upon.  There is not much more to the movie than this …

Michael “freaking” Keaton.  I know his middle name is really John.  But whoa, his movies: Gung Ho, Mr. Mom, Beetlejuice, Batman, Birdman, a member of The Dream Team with Christopher Lloyd, Stephen Furst and Peter Boyle.  Age appropriate crush despite a 14 year difference.  Oh how I wanted to be Teri Garr.

For some strange reason, “Hit the Road Jack” is now an earworm in my brain.  Stop and take a listen.  Enjoy the musical stylings of one Ray Charles.

I am going to rent Dream Team.  I haven’t seen it in ages and I really need a good laugh. Plus May is mental health month.  Don’t judge me!  The movie is about mental health patients.  No disrespect just that sometimes laughter truly is the best medicine.

As Always, More To Come.


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