The Menu (2022)

A collection of spoiled, entitled, and mostly very rich diners, arrive at an exclusive island restaurant, expecting the finest of dining experiences, from the world renowned Chef Julian Slowik (Ralph Fiennes), and get more than they paid for.

Slowik’s menu has been a long time in the making. It’s a slow burning wick of a story about a life of service, and dedication to the art of food. Ultimately, his menu is about respect, for the food, for the people who sacrifice themselves to make it, and the lack of regard from those wealthy enough to afford his level of service.

The satire is spread thick. The horror is in the grotesqueness of the Hawthorn‘s patrons, their myopic ignorance, and Slowik’s unrequited need for as much from his guests, as they take from him.

An interesting film, that leaves a not unpleasant, entirely intentional, bitter taste.


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