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Frank Longo
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"The Menu (Mylod, 2022)"


  

          

A satire of wealth and foodie culture that you'll realize pretty early on isn't afraid to go absurd and go absurd early. One of the writers and the director are both from Succession, so that gives you an idea of tone-- it's like if they pushed Succession's sharp humor even further.

I really had a good time. The first hour in particular is very funny, very suspenseful. Runs a bit out of steam imo, but hey, worth the price of admission to watch this cast do its thing with such a fun script.

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Yeah.. this was a good one
Nov 23rd 2022
1
liked it a lot
Nov 24th 2022
2
Would this be a good movie to pair with Glass Onion as a double feature?
Nov 29th 2022
3
Yes definitely
Nov 30th 2022
4
Tonally different, but subject matter certainly similar.
Nov 30th 2022
5
i'd say they're almost too similar
Jan 09th 2023
7
I watched them a week apart. I think it's better that way.
Jan 09th 2023
8
Finally caught this last night. Quite enjoyed it
Jan 09th 2023
6
which parts didn't make sense?
Jan 25th 2023
18
      I didn't quite understand why Elsa sattached Margot
Jan 26th 2023
23
           oooh yes, good one. I got nothing LOL
Sep 11th 2023
27
yeah, this was more fun than I thought
Jan 21st 2023
9
Caught this a week or so back..... meh
Jan 23rd 2023
10
Be honest though
Jan 24th 2023
12
      looked gooder than a mf didn't it?
Jan 24th 2023
13
           my wife told me to shut up about it
Jan 24th 2023
14
                he just about does it step by step.
Jan 25th 2023
16
Like most people here, I enjoyed it a lot...
Jan 24th 2023
11
Took me a minute to remember the dude cupping Chef's balls
Jan 25th 2023
15
Oh shit. How'd I miss that?
Jan 25th 2023
17
He'll always be Nux to me
Jan 26th 2023
21
Got his start as the kid in "About a Boy"
Jan 27th 2023
24
This was such a perfect take down of the haute cuisine industry
Jan 25th 2023
19
Good notes!
Jan 26th 2023
20
Shit I didn't think of any of this
Jan 26th 2023
22
No kidding? That's really fun
Sep 11th 2023
28
"what school did you go to?" "brown"
Sep 11th 2023
25
now i actually want to watch it again LOL
Sep 11th 2023
26
      "Tyler's Bullshit"
Sep 11th 2023
29
Haven’t stopped thinking about this one.
Oct 03rd 2023
30

ProgressiveSound
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1. "Yeah.. this was a good one"
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2. "liked it a lot"
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way more than i thought i would when i initially saw the trailer.

i think the biggest laugh in the theater was when it was revealed why john leguizamo's character had been invited


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spenzalii
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3. "Would this be a good movie to pair with Glass Onion as a double feature?"
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Looking forward to seeing both of those

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4. "Yes definitely "
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Frank Longo
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5. "Tonally different, but subject matter certainly similar. "
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You could do a lot worse imo.

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7. "i'd say they're almost too similar"
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slight spoiler alert, but the endings of both movies are surprisingly close.

  

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8. "I watched them a week apart. I think it's better that way."
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They have a lot of similar story points so it'd be kinda grating to go through both back to back.

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6. "Finally caught this last night. Quite enjoyed it"
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Didn't quite stick the landing, a few threads didn't make sense, but it made for very good dark satire. Ralph killed it in particular.

Often times, the simple things are the best. Oh, and always carry cash...

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18. "which parts didn't make sense?"
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"But rest assured, in my luxurious house built on the backs of people darker than me, I am sipping fine scotch and scoffing at how stupid you are." - bshelly

  

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23. "I didn't quite understand why Elsa sattached Margot"
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Like, she had to know Chef was going to kill everyone. Why was she on some 'you won't replace me' rant? There was know way Elsa would have known the burger would be the saving grace, and I can't see her taking that path anyway

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Damali
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27. "oooh yes, good one. I got nothing LOL"
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"i do more for both our communities than you'll ever know." - Heinz
"But rest assured, in my luxurious house built on the backs of people darker than me, I am sipping fine scotch and scoffing at how stupid you are." - bshelly

  

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9. "yeah, this was more fun than I thought"
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the pointed critiques definitely come from a place within that culture (diner or chef), and coincides with the bandwagon backlash against fine dining right now

Fiennes is hilarious; makes the completely perfect "chef"

as someone who aspired to eat at most of these restaurants at a point in my life, the satires definitely hit

even the smallest exchanges were well-researched -- "this wine comes from *one* row of vines" -- it is a very smirk-worthy film

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10. "Caught this a week or so back..... meh"
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I love the premise, but it all just seemed a little dry. And the last sequence, when she paid for the burger..... As a service worker that felt false, and honestly, should have jeopardized her safety.

but whatever.

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12. "Be honest though"
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you wanted that burger like the rest of us

  

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13. "looked gooder than a mf didn't it?"
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14. "my wife told me to shut up about it"
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then she went on reddit and saw a sea of others saying the same thing:

I want that fucking burger

  

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16. "he just about does it step by step."
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Make that shit, fam.

I did that shit with an old GF. Remember Bob's burgers? Well somebody made a blog basically listing the ingredients of every special burger.

We spend a couple weeks making them on the weekends. It was a cute little thing and some of those mfs SMACKED.

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11. "Like most people here, I enjoyed it a lot..."
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Didn't know much about it going in but I laughed out loud a lot and really enjoyed where it went. The bread-less bread was hilarious.

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15. "Took me a minute to remember the dude cupping Chef's balls"
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17. "Oh shit. How'd I miss that?"
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21. "He'll always be Nux to me"
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Admittedly, I haven't seen many X-Men movies.

  

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24. "Got his start as the kid in "About a Boy""
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But yeah, I've always been a big fan of Nicholas Hoult.

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19. "This was such a perfect take down of the haute cuisine industry"
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the satire was so fucking on point...I love this film so much and will watch it again

somethings of note:

- each table represented 6 of the seven deadly sins and the staff was the seventh (Wrath)
-the NO SUBsTITUTIONS AT HAWTHORNE is the key to why he let her survive. she was a substitution and also was not a part of the wealthy class that would frequent such a place..bonus for her is that she was also the only person who truly understood him, hence the burger scene (which was perfection, imo)
- the restaurant itself was a not so subtle nod to Noma in Copenhagen (as well as a handful of other similar restaurants), which was one of the most pretentious restaurants in the world, and also happened to announce its closing on the same day as the digital release of this film. Some speculate the film could have been the straw that broke the camels back as Noma was notoriously an abusive place to work (as are so many other 'fine dning' kitchens)...

overall i loved it

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20. "Good notes!"
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22. "Shit I didn't think of any of this "
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Excellent breakdown.

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28. "No kidding? That's really fun"
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>- each table represented 6 of the seven deadly sins and the
>staff was the seventh (Wrath)

Yeah. Definitely time for a rewatch.

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25. ""what school did you go to?" "brown""
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"student loans?"

"no"

"you're dying"

im still cracking up at that part

  

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26. "now i actually want to watch it again LOL"
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"i do more for both our communities than you'll ever know." - Heinz
"But rest assured, in my luxurious house built on the backs of people darker than me, I am sipping fine scotch and scoffing at how stupid you are." - bshelly

  

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29. ""Tyler's Bullshit""
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was like *chef's kiss* how it dunked on that type that thinks because they watch some youtube videos and the Bravo channel that they too understand what it's all about on the kitchen side

i happened to watch it twice in the past week.. 2nd view i was able to key in more on specific dialogue and isolated choices made by the moviemakers (first one i was too "wtf is happening next??")

  

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30. "Haven’t stopped thinking about this one. "
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I dunno if I loved it but there was a lot to love about it. It’s a lot of fun, super fucking weird and just…funny.

I find it hysterical the dude who made the bullshit dish knew he was going to die but also took photos of the food. Like…for what?

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