Bon appetit to what could possibly be the last dinner of your life. The Menu hits theaters on Friday of this week, and viewers are in for the main course of their nightmares in this psychological dark comedy-thriller.
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy as Margot and Nicholas Hoult as her partner, Tyler, the couple travel to a remote island to enjoy a meal at an exclusive restaurant named Hawthorne. The venue is owned by Chef Julian Slowik (Ralph Fiennes), who is serving up a molecular gastronomy menu — food prepared and served as a conceptual art form. However, the celebrity chef has a few shocking surprises in store for the guests, who discover they’re in for one hell of a date night.
The trailer, which dropped at the end of summer, quickly grapples its audience with a haunting tone. After Margot and Tyler reach the infamous restaurant, a unique wall-to-wall door closes after them, giving us a taste of what’s to come. With a few creepy glances from the head chef, Margot realizes she and Tyler have a problem after Slowik asks her whether she’s “with” the Hawthorne “family” or “against” them.
In the teaser, we then catch glimpses of violence going on amongst the diners, while one guest denies it by saying, “This is just theater! It’s stagecraft!” Is it though? Next, we quickly learn what the head chef really has “painstakingly planned” for the attendees, as he notes after all, “This is what you’re paying for.”
“It’s all part of the menu,” Slowik taunts at the end of the trailer, clarifying to audiences that they’re about to receive both dinner and a show from the comfort of their seats.
Screenwriter Will Tracy conjured up the idea of The Menu after he visited Cornelius Sjømatrestaurant on a honeymoon, one of Scandinavia’s most elite dining locations. The film is also produced by Don’t Look Up’s Adam McKay, Betsy Koch, and acclaimed comedian Will Ferrell.
Taylor-Joy has become quite the thriller leading lady in recent years, having received her breakout role in The Witch and Split, followed by its sequel Glass. She then went on to appear in Last Night in Soho. Hoult, for his part, hasn’t starred in too many jump-scare movies. However, he was seen in the historical dark comedy The Favourite and the horror rom-com Warm Bodies.
The Menu will be served in theaters on Friday, November 18th, 2022.
The Menu (2022) Official Trailer
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