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People are calling 'best film of 2022' the 'most interesting movie ever made'

Emily Brown

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People are calling 'best film of 2022' the 'most interesting movie ever made'

Featured Image Credit: Searchlight Pictures

It's time for a trip to the cinema because viewers are calling a new film from director Mark Mylod 'the most interesting movie ever made'.

It's high praise in a world where there are thousands and thousands of movies to choose from, but the wealth of rave reviews proves there's at least some truth to it.

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Starring The Grand Budapest Hotel actor Ralph Fiennes, The Queen's Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy and X-Men's Nicholas Hoult, The Menu arrived in cinemas on 18 November.

It quickly amassed an impressive $15.2m (£12.9m) in the global box office, making it Searchlight Picture’s biggest opening weekend release since Slumdog Millionaire in 2008.

The film focuses on a young couple who travel to a remote island with plans to eat at an exclusive restaurant, but things take a turn when it becomes clear that the restaurant's chef has some surprises in store for his unsuspecting guests.

Rotten Tomatoes has awarded The Menu with a 'certified fresh' rating of 89 percent, while film fans have taken to Twitter to share praise of their own.

Viewers are urging people to see The Menu. Credit: @BlakeRobPerry/Twitter
Viewers are urging people to see The Menu. Credit: @BlakeRobPerry/Twitter

"#TheMenu was spectacular. Hilarious and brilliant from ‘appetizer to dessert’ with incredible performances across the board. It starts with its foot on the gas and never lets up, not a wasted moment. Top 5 of the year. Please support fun original films like this. 9.5/10," one impressed viewer wrote.

Another fan, who loved the film so much that they've already seen it twice, urged other internet users not to miss it, writing: "#TheMenu is even better on a second viewing. It’s a dark, twisted, hilarious, thrilling & immensely entertaining satire. Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor Joy & Nicholas Hoult absolutely own these roles & it has a perfect balance of horror & comedy. Treat yourself & see it this weekend."

Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Margot in the film. Credit: Searchlight Pictures
Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Margot in the film. Credit: Searchlight Pictures

In an interview with Cinema Daily US, director Mylod described casting the film as 'the best adventure', saying he 'dreamt' of casting Fiennes in the role of the chef and moved from there.

"Next up, I needed an actor who could go face-to-face, toe-to-toe with him, and feel like it was an equal match. This was with [Anya Taylor-Joy’s] character, Margot," the director said.

"Margot is a character who’s in the wrong place at the wrong time. She has come to this restaurant that night and really shouldn’t be there — and doesn’t want to be. But she’s found herself in trouble and is trying to escape this predicament."

If you're in the mood for a bit of thrill, mystery, or just some food, then it sounds like The Menu is the film for you.

Topics: TV And Film, Celebrity, Food and Drink

Emily Brown
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