The Company Men

Genre:  Drama
Release Date: January 21, 2011 (limited)
DVD: July 5, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 3.81
based on 146 votes and 45 reviews
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Cast: Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Maria Bello, Craig T. Nelson

Synopsis

Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) is living the American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and co-workers Phil Woodward (Chris Cooper) and Gene McClary (Tommy Lee Jones) jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands, and fathers.

Bobby soon finds himself enduring enthusiastic life coaching, a job building houses for his brother-in-law (Kevin Costner) which does not play to his executive skill set, and perhaps the realization that there is more to life than chasing the bigger, better deal.

Director: John Wells
Studio: Alliance Films (theatrical) / V V S Films (DVD)
Producer(s): Paula Weinstein, John Wells, Matt Lane, Claire Rudnick Polstein, Jason Berk
Screenplay: John Wells
Official Site: thecompanymenfilm.com

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  • 3 stars "a very solid movie. Good acting, good writing and goos direction. A unique perspective on the economic decline in the north america. Everyone can relate to this movie in one form or another."
  • 2 stars "It was an OK movie at best. Sure the acting was good but there wasn't really a story behind it other than the typical "corporate hierarchy and corporate profits are more important than the employees" story. The movie was a downer until the last 2 minutes. Even then, it wasn't uplifting. Watch this if you've just lost your job and want to feel even worse."
  • 5 stars "excellent"