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Bobby Walker is living the American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and co-workers Phil Woodward and Gene McClary 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.
Drama - This is a serious drama aimed at older adults. Fans of Ben Affleck,
Chris Cooper, and Tommy Lee Jones will enjoy this dramatic showcase.
Language and adult subject matter makes the film inappropriate for
children, who wouldn't be interested anyhow.
Roger EbertFull Review Good Although the actors are convincing and the film well-crafted, "The Company Men" delivers few satisfactory character portraits because the movie isn't really about characters, it's about economic units.
USA TodayFull Review Good It's simple stuff, but the movie's heart is in the right place. And there's something cathartic if not wholly effectual in Company's message: Even for the Italian sports car set, things are tough.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 48 moviegoers:
Adults are the only age group that provided reviews and their reviews are disappointing. A fairly small percentage rated it very high but most rated it above average and below average with quite a few rating it even lower. These aren't terrible reviews, just disappointing. They indicate a movie that is somewhat enjoyable but not something that's likely to be memorable. If this looks like a movie you would like to see, I would strongly suggest a lower priced matinée.