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The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

Old 01-08-23, 06:42 PM
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler View Post
I think Fiennes is the obvious standout. I canít recall but I think Iíve seen him act in a similar way before.
Red Dragon?

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Iím 30 minutes in and resisting the urge to turn this off. Maybe donít make your characters so insufferable, that itís a chore for the viewer to sit through.I get thatís the point of this film, but fuck.
It's White Lotus in horror-comedy wrappings.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

The first thing that came to mind while watching The Menu - I was reminded of Noma, the #1 ranked fine dining restaurant in the world, based out of Copenhagen. Well, they're shutting down the restaurant but keeping the lab open:

‘It just doesn’t work.’ The world’s best restaurant is shutting down as its owner calls the modern fine dining model ‘unsustainable’


https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/j...190717289.html


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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

I put this on for my parents last night, and they found it delightful, laughing all the way through it. I enjoyed it more than when I saw it in the theatre. When it was over, I asked them how they'd describe it, and my mother said, "Very black comedy."
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Old 01-10-23, 10:40 AM
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

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Good lord, what an overpraise.
I thought it was okay. Really nothing special. Zero surprises (unless you consider the lack of cannibalism as a surprise). Was less fun than I expected, while still being mean-spirited. I did like Ralph Finnes, he was great. But the whole was pretty uninspiring to me. Felt really derivative and was very low-hanging fruit for a satire.
Agree. I was expecting something much more interesting based on comments here and other places. Fun movie but I wonít remember much about it in a couple months and probably wonít revisit it. The story made no sense, even for a satire. I kept expecting something more shocking to happen but it never came. Iíd give it a 7/10 only because of Finnes. Without his performance, itís a 5 or 6 at best, IMO.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

https://letterboxd.com/davechen/film/the-menu-2022/
Interesting, very short review that sees the film as an allegory for art in general and specifically filmmaking
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Old 01-21-23, 02:48 AM
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

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This should be drama. Hope Oscar realizes that. I mean itís dark dark humor at best. But, I never took it as a comedy. Clever, witty, satirical, yes. ComedyÖno.
Oscars don't distinguish comedy from drama like the Golden Globes do, so it doesn't matter.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

My friend watched this the other day and sent me a text:
"The Menu suuuuuucked"
"Huge nuts"
"That shoulda been a course"

I don't agree, but it made me laugh.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

OK just saw this. Good but had that suspension of disbelief factor going strong. Put up a fight sheeple.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

I was surprised after watching this that the protagonist wasn't his daughter because everything was screaming that. As I was watching I took it as a given.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

Originally Posted by GatorDeb View Post
I was surprised after watching this that the protagonist wasn't his daughter because everything was screaming that. As I was watching I took it as a given.
I suspected he knew someone very much like her, possibly even his real daughter.

People say that this wouldn't be that great without Fiennes or Taylor-Joy but it DID have both of them and it elevated it quite a bit.

I thought it was quite good satire and maybe not as far off of reality as it would first seem.

I have randomly watched a few Bob Ross Joy of Painting videos lately and it struck me how far "art" including gourmet dining has devolved over the last 30 years. Here you have a guy so in love with painting that he finds a way to paint in a way that showcases his art but brings it down to a level where everyone can enjoy and using his methods actually participate in. Obviously he also did it for money but he truly got joy from sharing it. Then you think of where "chefs" are today where they are revered almost like gods and what they produce is so esoteric it has value to almost no one. Of course the more on point example would be Julia Child and how she was perceived and acted, and how she brought gourmet food to everyone compared to elitist chef "auteurs" like Ramsey and Collichio and the like.
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Re: The Menu (2022, D: Mylod) S: Taylor-Joy, Fiennes, Hoult, McTeer, Leguizamo, Chau, Light

I mean... Ramsay may be elitist in the way his own restaurants are run (I have no idea. Never been to one, and don't know what kind of range in menu his establishments all offer) but one look at his YouTube channel and he seems to genuinely enjoy making good, easy cooking accessible to everyone. Maybe he's changed.
Plus his appearances on Hot Ones are both great. He talks shit about some haute cuisine stuff.

He even has a
Spoiler:
Cheeseburger


Recipe from six months ago.
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