The Menu is Mysterious, Shocking, and Funny!
The Menu had its US premiere during Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX, which I had the privilege to attend. The Menu’s director Mark Mylod and actor Hong Chau were in attendance. Attendees were even treated to a special dessert at the film’s end.
A couple travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu with shocking surprises.
The Menu is sensational. Its premise is fresh and brilliant as it mocks the foodie’s movement and much more. There is tons of mystery that you are surrounded by as the film takes you on a blind tasting. Categorizes as a dark comedy with sharp satire, The Menu has tons of laugh-out-loud moments and great comedic timing. The cast improvised during filming, and many of those funny and clever moments made it into the final cut. Rhythm and intensity keep The Menu on a pace that slowly allows the plot to unfold with intrigue.
Anya Taylor-Joy was excellent in her role and continues to showcase why she is one of the best rising stars in the industry. But I have to say that Ralph Fiennes stole the show and showcased such a fantastic range with his outstanding performance. The film leans upon the shoulders of Fiennes’ who will receive many nominations come award season.
I give The Menu 5 out of 5 stars. The tragic comedy is one of the best films I have seen and will leave you wanting to revisit The Menu multiple times. I will be in theaters on November 18, 2022. Do you Vouch for it? Read more Reviews on Nerdtropolis and Subscribe to our YouTube.