About the Film
A couple, Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Tyler (Nicholas Hoult), travel to a coastal island in the Pacific Northwest to eat at an exclusive restaurant, Hawthorn, where the reclusive, globally celebrated Chef Julian Slowik (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish tasting menu for select special guests. Joining the couple are three young, already inebriated tech bros, an older wealthy couple and repeat clients, renowned restaurant critic Lillian Bloom and her slavish magazine editor Ted, and a famous middle-aged movie star (John Leguizamo) with his assistant Felicity. Hosted by the immaculately dressed front of house staff led by general Elsa, the evening unfolds with increasing tension at each of the guest tables as secrets are revealed and unexpected courses are served. With wild and violent events occurring, Slowik’s motivation begins to rattle the diners as it becomes increasingly apparent that his elaborate menu is designed to catalyze to a shocking finale.
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes – Best Actor and Best Actress in a leading role.