The Founder parents guide

The Founder

The story behind the golden arches.

Overall B

This movie is a dramatization of the life of Ray Kroc (played by Michael Keaton), who claimed to be the founder of the world famous McDonalds fast-food franchise.

Release date January 20, 2017

Violence B
Sexual Content B
Profanity D+
Substance Use C

Why is The Founder rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Founder PG-13 for brief strong language.

Run Time: 116 minutes

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The Founder
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Founder rated PG-13? The Founder is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for brief strong language.

Violence: A character works deals to his advantage, as well as breaks contracts and word-of-mouth agreements. Characters argue, and one man angrily hits his desk and car. Stress causes health issues. Teens loiter and litter outside a drive-in.

Sexual Content: A married character flirts shamelessly with another man’s wife. Characters use a urinal in a bathroom (no detail shown). Teens kiss. A married couple are shown in bed together.

Language: A sexual expletive is heard and a sexual finger gesture is shown. The script includes mild and moderate profanity, terms of deity and scatological slang.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character continuously turns to alcohol for solace or encouragement. Characters drink in social settings. Smoking is shown.

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The Founder
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "The Founder"

Cast and Crew

The Founder is directed by John Lee Hancock and stars Linda Cardellini, Michael Keaton, Patrick Wilson .

Learn more about the real Ray Kroc, and Dick and Mac McDonald.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Founder movie is April 18, 2017. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Founder
Release Date: 18 April 2017
The Founder releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- Featurette: The Story Behind the Story
- Featurette: Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc
- Featurette: The McDonald Brothers
- Featurette: The Production Design
- Building McDonald’s: Time Lapse Video
- Press Conference with Filmmakers and Cast

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