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The Company Men (2011)

The Company Men

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

January 21, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

109 min.

Studio

The Weinstein Company

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

John Wells

Producer

Claire Rudnick Polstein, Paula Weinstein, John Wells

Screenwriter

John Wells

Starring

Story


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. With humor, pathos, and keen observation, writer-director John Wells (the creator of "ER") introduces us to the new realities of American life.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the scenario hits so close to home, no matter where you work..”
by Connie Ogle [Miami Herald]
“..it gives voice to every one of those emotions..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
“..straightforward topical melodrama, with a throbbing social conscience..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]