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The Company Men (2010)

R  |   |  Drama  |  11 February 2011 (USA)
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The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company - and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.



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When the GTX Corporation must cut jobs to improve the company's balance sheet during the 2010 recession, thousands of employees will take the hit, like Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck). Bobby learns the real life consequences of not having a job. Not only does he see a change to his family lifestyle, and the loss of his home, but also his feelings of self-worth. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 February 2011 (USA)  »

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Company Men  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$647,797 (USA) (21 January 2011)


$4,439,063 (USA) (13 May 2011)

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The movie stars Tommy Lee Jones who played Two Face in "Batman Forever" & Ben Affleck who plays Batman in "Batman vs. Superman". See more »


On the construction site Bobby carries four cups of coffee in a cardboard holder. The way he's carrying and moving it's obvious that the cups are empty. See more »


HR Director: I'm confident all these dismissals will stand up under legal scrutiny.
Gene McClary: What about ethical scrutiny.
HR Director: We're not breaking any laws, Gene.
Gene McClary: I guess I always assumed were trying for a higher standard than that, Paul.
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Crazy Credits

Midway through the credits, financial reports from various news sources can be heard for a minute. See more »


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Good, But Economically Depressing
21 December 2011 | by (Crofton, MD, United States) – See all my reviews

This is a well done film that shows the impact of today's economy on a variety of individuals, mostly from the same company. Add in a bit of the corporate greed theme and there you have it - a somewhat depressing view of today's work world.

This is a bit different from other films of this ilk in that it also delves into the higher executive ranks and the impact decisions made for "shareholder value" has to all levels of an organization.

A thoroughly depressing film that takes on a very serious issue and generally succeeds.

Perhaps this should be mandatory viewing for all with the power over the careers of others.

Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper and Craig T. Nelson all do extremely well in their roles as does Kevin Costner, although he strains a bit on his New England accent early in the film.

All in all, a very nice film of a very depressing subject.

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