The Menu [Movie Review]

The Menu [Movie Review] | The trailer of The Menu got me intrigued. As I can't let my questions about the movie not answered for a long time, I went to the cinema and watched it.

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The Menu (2022) Trivia

  • Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Hong Chau, Janet McTeer, Reed Birney, Judith Light & John Leguizamo
  • Director: Mark Mylod
  • Producer: Adam McKay, Betsy Koch & Will Ferrell
  • Production Companies: Hyperobject Industries, Gary Sanchez Productions, Alienworx Productions & TSG Entertainment
  • Distributed by: Searchlight Pictures
  • Release date: November 18, 2022
  • Running time: 106 minutes
  • Rating: R (for strong/ disturbing violent content, language throughout and some sexual references)
  • Country: United States 
  • Language: English
  • IMDb: 7.6/ 10
  • Tomatometer: 90%
  • Metascore: 71%
  • The screenwriter Will Tracy came up with the idea of The Menu after his visit to a fancy restaurant on a private island and realised that they were trapped until the meal was done.
  • The food in the movie were all props and prepared by the only female chef in the US to attain three Michelin stars for her restaurant, Chef Dominique Crenn.
  • In 2019, Emma Stone was attached to play the lead with Alexander Payne directing. In 2021, Mark Mylod directs and Anya is on for the lead. 

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Tyler and Margot are waiting for a boat to take them to Hawthorne, an exclusive restaurant owned and operated by celebrity chef, Julian Slowik. With them on the boat are more wealthy people and famous people. 

Elsa, the restaurant captain greets them at the harbor of the private island. Elsa notes that Tyler has bring along Margot, who is not his original guest for the evening. 

Elsa brings them on a walk - seeing the natural way of all the ingredients of the menu being grown and harvested, ensuring the highest quality for the private dining experience.

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At the restaurant, Tyler and the rest of the guests are excited of the experience but Margot is not. She thinks the food presentation is too ritualistic and rigid. This somehow enrages the chef - who keeps on questioning Margot's personal information to which Margot refuses to share in depth.

The first two dishes were quite fine. But the third course, named 'Memories' served as chicken thigh with scissors stuck in the meat, along with tortilla that is laser-engraved with the guests' misdeeds. The guests start to feel uncomfortable and start questioning the chef, to which the chef pay no mind.

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The fourth dish named 'The Mess' turns everything sour. Jeremy, the sous-chef, is call to the front to share his dream with the guests. His dream was to become as good as Chef Slowik, but he no longer feels happy in pursuing his dream. He then shoots himself in front of the guests, leaving the guests terrified, but Chef Slowik and his cooks and assistants feel nothing about and continue to prepare the dishes. One of the guests, Richard tries to leave the restaurant and Elsa orders a staff member to cut off his left ring finger. At this point, Richard's wife seems to notice about Margot and Richard.  

Explaining that Jeremy's death is all part of 'the menu', he further shares that the guests were all chosen as they were all related to his frustration towards his craft, in one way or another. And everyone will pay dearly for that frustration - with their lives.

Can the guests get out of the restaurant alive?

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Plot: 4.9/ 5.0 OH MY GUCCI! I was gripping my seat or covering my eyes, at some points throughout the movie as it was so intense.

The movie tells about things people do to share their disappointment and mental health is true. Not all smiles are happiness.

Cast: 4.9/ 5.0 BRAVA!

Will I Watch It Again: Yes, I want to watch it again.

The pictures are taken from multiple sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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  1. menarik sinopsis movie ni. patut la rawlins rate tinggi. kena pi tengok ni

  2. I pun dah tengok, serious movie ni lain daripada yang lain. From the cast, to the storyline, semua best and tak bosan.

  3. Movies like that are awesome I can’t wait to watch it I’m sure it’ll get my heart pumped

  4. not all smiles happiness... true!!! looking forward to watching this movie. tq rawlisn

  5. Thanks for sharing this movie review, with your rating of 4.9, I'm putting up to my to watch list. I agree with you not all smiles are happiness, so mental health we all need to care it. Cheers Siennylovesdrawing

  6. Baca pun rasa tense and want to figure it out what's happen next! Since going to be another long weekend, time to add this into my list...

  7. Nice post thank you Michael


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