THE MENU – “The most deliciously unhinged surprise of the year”
Directed by: Mark Mylod
- Ralph Fiennes as Julian Slowik
- Anya Taylor-Joy as Margot
- Nicholas Hoult as Tyler
- Hong Chau as Elsa
- Janet McTeer as Lillian Bloom
- Judith Light as Anne
- John Leguizamo as the "Movie Star"
- Reed Birney as Richard Liebbrandt
Young couple Margot and Tyler travel to a remote island to eat at Hawthorne, an exclusive restaurant run by celebrity chef Julian Slowik, who has prepared a lavish molecular gastronomy menu where food is treated as conceptual art, although his approach to cuisine has some shocking surprises for the wealthy guests.
In the most deliciously unhinged surprise of the year, Mark Mylod’s The Menu serves up just enough satire and horror to earn a chef’s kiss! It’s hard to talk about without going into spoiler territory, but just know that there is a real danger/excitement mix that never lets up. It also helps that there is plenty to chew on from a thematic standpoint. And yes, the skewering of the wealthy has been done before, it’s never been done quite like this. Is it haute-cuisine torture porn you are after? This meal is for you. If it’s biting comedy you crave? Take a bite. If it’s delectably acted performances you want? Take on this plate (looking at you Ralph Fiennes and Anya-Taylor Joy). Yep, any way you slice it, chop it, or cook it, The Menu delivers a truly entertaining metaphorical takedown of high society. Heck, put on a double feature with this and Triangle of Sadness, and you’ll be ready to take on elitist billionaires everywhere!