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Plot: A couple travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.
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Arch-foodie “Tyler” (Nicholas Hoult) and his girlfriend “Margot” (Anya Taylor-Joy) are off to dine in a restaurant without parallel. Based on an island of just twelve acres, they join a collection of wealthy and influential people for what has been defined as experience to die for! Upon arrival, we discover that “Margot” was not the originally intended guest of her companion – so first question… Who is she? Next question – why does it seem to matter so much to the fastidious and frankly rather menacing chef “Slowik” (Ralph Fiennes) and his assistant “Elsa” (Hong Chau) who looks like she used “Rosa Klebb” as a role model? As the dinner progresses it becomes quite clear that the menu is not just about the exquisitely prepared and presented food, but is also about an appraisal of the individually selected – and none too savoury – staff and clientele, none of who are quite what they seem! This has something of Agatha Christie’s “Ten Little Indians” to it, and it quite effectively pokes fun at the supercilious and frequently rather pompous attitude of both those cooking and those eating (or experiencing) fine foam dining. That humour is dark and potent, too. Fiennes is entirely convincing and Hoult, as well as Janet McTeer as the self-important food critic “Lillian” and Paul Adelstein as her suitably obsequious companion “Ted” contribute well as the sense of the ridiculous evolves into one considerably more perilous. It could have evolved just a bit more quickly for me – there are certainly enough “get on with it” moments and though ATJ’s character is feisty, it doesn’t quite work and ultimately served to illustrate the increasing implausibility of the story and unlikely servility of the diners as we head towards an almost Vernean denouement. It is quirkily entertaining this – a well presented, multi-layered, attack on our own senses that is better second time around. Not perfect, but I suspect Michelin would love it.
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“The Menu is one of the biggest personal disappointments of the year.
Mark Mylod’s film boasts inspired performances by the entire cast – Ralph Fiennes and Nicholas Hoult stand out – and some clever satirical moments, but pretty much nothing else works. Humor falls completely flat – except for the sequences à la Masterchef Australia. Screenplay follows surprisingly generic paths, being a mystery without any minimally impactful shock. Characters lack depth, and the anti-elite message is too evident and insignificant.
It should still get an overall positive reception.”
Original and (mostly) riveting
Highest praises must be given to each and every performer on screen. Every single scene is acted to perfection, with every unsettling emotional detail presented to its greatest degree.
The film’s first act is also something to behold. Not a second is wasted as we get right into the story and are quickly and very efficiently introduced to the characters and the posh pretentious culture that is to be satirised.
Dialogue can be hard to get right in a satire, and I thought the writers did a great job of it. The script is sharp with wit while still retaining the nature of the people involved in the story.
The one big problem I had with the movie as a whole is that it runs out of momentum about halfway through. The true nature of the story’s mystery is revealed WAY too early-about 45 minutes in. From then on, there isn’t anything investing about the narrative besides the fun dialogue and unique death scenes.
This is because once all 15 or so characters have their effective introductions in which their natures and personalities are established, the writers quickly run out of things to do with most of them. They become generic and passive characters.
By the end of the movie all they’ve really done is sit around waiting to die, and their behavior collectively shifts rather abruptly away from being consistent with who they’ve been shown to be earlier in the film. It’s clearly to achieve the desired ending, and it’s inorganic at best.
It’s all difficult to discuss without spoilers, but if you’ve seen the film I think you know what I’m talking about.
But I still had a great deal of fun with this one. It’s more than original, witty, and unexpected enough to be worth the price of admission.
After watching this I crave a cheeseburger!
The Menu is probably the most unpredictable movie I’ve seen in a while. This thriller is filled tension and super dark comedy moments and it’s wonderfully carried by the amazing, Anya-Taylor Joy, the charismatic, Nicholas Hoult, the menacing, Ralph Fiennes, and the rest of the cast as well (one of the best ensembles in a film of the year). Overall, this is a brilliant satire on the food industry and class warfare. This film is (pun intended) chef’s kiss!
Also little tangent, Nicholas Hoult was up against Robert Pattinson for The Batman and after watching The Menu I really wish Nicholas gotten the part because he gave a lot of Bruce Wayne energy here.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Director Mark Mylod
Writer Seth Reiss, Will Tracy
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult
Country United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Lenses
Laboratory Company 3
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (Master Format)
Printed Film Format N/A