Welcome to our Colossus Movie Guide for The Menu. This guide contains everything you need to understand Mark Mylod’s 2022 dark comedy. You’ll find a quick explanation of The Menu, as well as our library of material covering key aspects of the movie. We encourage comments to help us put together the best possible guide. Thank you!
The Quick Explanation
The Menu is mainly a critique of classism within cultures. In the film, it’s directly applied to the culinary world, pitting a $1250 multi-course dining experience against a $9.95 burger. What does the consumer prefer? What does the chef prefer? But the message extends to other arenas. The movie industry comes to mind. The fashion industry. A Danielle Steel book vs. a Virginia Woolf novel. Does being more intellectual always equal better? Does more expensive always equal better?
But the critique isn’t just about the value of the content. The Menu takes aim at both creator and consumer. The issue isn’t necessarily price or headiness, rather the love and passion with which something is created and enjoyed. Each viewer should reflect on their own engagement with what they produce and what you consume. How mindless or mindful are you?
- Julian Slowik – Ralph Fiennes
- Margot Mills / Erin – Anya Taylor-Joy
- Tyler – Nicholas Hoult
- Elsa – Hong Chau
- George Diaz – John Leguizamo
- Felicity – Aimee Carrero
- Lillian Bloom – Janet McTeer
- Ted – Paul Adelstein
- Anne Liebbrandt – Judith Light
- Richard Liebbrandt – Reed Birney
- Bryce – Rob Yang
- Dave – Mark St. Cyr
- Soren – Arturo Castro
- Writers – Seth Reiss, Will Tracy
- Director – Mark Mylod
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