3 Sentence Review: Movie — The Menu

  1. The Menu is similar to And Then there were None in the overlap of meticulous planning, isolation, and retribution.
  2. I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say people die, especially given the first sentence, but the methods taken and reasoning behind each act of violence make sense within the warped mind of Chef and his entourage, and as a whole, the movie is a well-paced targeting of the privileged and elite with a strangely satisfying ending.
  3. Although we ended up at this particular movie based solely on timing, it’s another weird movie (see last 3 Sentence Review: Everything Everywhere All at Once), but one that I enjoyed watching and found genuinely humorous.

Full title: The Menu
Director: Mark Mylod
Writers: Seth Reiss, Will Tracy
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy
Rated: R for strong/disturbing violent content, language throughout and some sexual references.
Run time: 1 hour 47 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Brief Synopsis: A young woman accompanies her date, an obsessive foodie, to a remote island for an exclusive tasting hosted by a renowned chef. The guest list is elite and limited and grows smaller still as the elaborate details of The Menu are revealed.

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Props to me for getting through this review and not using a single food/restaurant/cooking pun. I dare you to read any other review for this movie and NOT be steeped dredged beaten inundated with predictable word play.

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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