Holly On Hollywood – Founder

Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure


“The Founder” is based on the story of the McDonald’s chain founder, Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman who met Mac and Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch) running a hamburger stand in 1950’s California.

It begins with Kroc’s…

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…obsession with the brother’s unique idea and ends with the power-hungry Kroc ruling a billion-dollar empire, built by exploiting the trust of the brothers. Kroc bought their name and idea at a low price and robbed them of any future royalties with the help of finance master Harry Sonneborn (B.J. Novak) who taught Kroc how to beat them at their own game. It also delves into Kroc’s personal life depicting his marriage to Ethel, who he divorced for a younger woman. Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini also star.


The PG-13 drama is for brief strong language and a storyline that will appeal mostly to mature teens and adults, who’ve grown up with the golden arches. The movie is filled with photos and old footage that reminds us of the simple beginnings and a brilliant performance by Keaton, who is fascinating as the ruthless salesman, driven by ambition and greed. Watching Kroc out-think the McDonald brothers and destroy their lives left me sadly seeing the golden arches in a different light but I truly enjoyed this fascinating story. “The Founder” is a poignant reminder that the old-fashioned way of doing business – with a person’s word and a handshake – is no longer considered the art of the deal in today’s ruthlessly savvy commerce.


“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~


Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.

Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.

In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
For more information visit Hollymcclure.com or IMDB.com

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