The saddest thing about 'The Founder' is that, while it's competently made, its most compelling elements are all stuff you could learn from reading a very comprehensive article. The story of how exactly McDonald's was founded is interesting in and on itself, but I don't know if the movie itself was giving me enough to justify itself. I will perhaps remember the poignancy of Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch as the McDonalds brothers, and wrestle a little bit with the fatalism of their misfortune, but I doubt I'll remember anything else.
You can admire this movie for two reasons:
1. How impeccably well made it is, with Soderbergh operating at the top of his game in all his usual areas: cinematography, editing, directing.
2. The aggressively dissatisfying, practically confrontational, way in which the plot resolves itself. This script would get torn to pieces in any screenwriting class. That would be a fatal flaw in almost any movie, here it comes off as kind of audacious.