The Menu is scheduled to be released on the 18th of November, 2022. This film will be released in the United States and the United Kingdom. The release date is so close to Oscar season, so most people are wondering whether The Menu might be hoping for Oscar consideration or if it will be a fun alternative to the usual awards fare. Can this be both?
The casting of the Menu
Ralph Fiennes, the legendary actor and Academy Award nominee, is quite famous for playing evil characters, and the same is the case with Chef Slowik. It is also being said that Fiennes reportedly faced real-life scrutiny after playing the horrifyingly and shockingly evil antagonist of Schindler’s List. Why? The reason is that the character he played was so evil that those who saw it assumed that Fiennes possessed traits similar to the figure. This is enough to prove his ability to play villains.
Anya Taylor-Joy will play the title role of Margot. Taylor-Joy has had a successful career since her first movie performance in The Witch, Split, Last Night in Soho, The Queen’s Gambit, and The Northman. Margot is quite a grounded character in the film, and her character does not have this absurd food snobbishness. The same cannot be considered for Nicholas Hoult’s Tyler, who is a total snob in the culinary arts.
What is the Plot of the Menu?
The screenwriters for this movie are Seth Reiss and Will Tracy. The film is a beautiful combination of comedy, horror, and thriller elements set in an exclusive high-class dining experience. The following is a synopsis of the plot:
There is a couple who visits a coastal island to dine at an exclusive restaurant where the chef prepares a lavish menu and completes it with some shocking surprises.
Is There a Trailer for the Menu?
The official trailer of the movie is also out. This trailer gives you a more focused look at the plot and has some hilariously dark comedic moments, including the waiters singing “Happy Birthday” in the most cringe-worthy way possible.
Makers of the Menu
The Menu has been directed by Mark Mylod. Much of Mylod’s career has been spent on television, where he has directed episodes of Shameless (both the US and UK versions), Entourage, Games of Thrones, and Succession, including four episodes from the most recent season 3. Succession also seen Mylod as an executive producer. Prior to The Menu, he appeared in Ali G Indahouse, The Big White, and What’s Your Number.
The Menu is a hilariously wicked thriller about the world of high-end restaurants, featuring a stellar cast led by a phenomenal Ralph Fiennes, some of the best food shots in recent film history. This is accompanied by a delicious hors d’oeuvres sampling of commentary on the service industry, class warfare, and consumerism.
It’s time you start preparing to make a reservation for one messed-up dining experience, as the 2022 film, The Menu is a dark comedy treat ready to serve the audience. So, what is it that is cooking up on The Menu? Now, the point is that everyone is already tired of the restaurant puns. So, will the audience like a dark comedy on the same theme?