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The Company Men (2010)

 -  Drama  -  11 March 2011 (UK)
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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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Adrianne Krstansky ...
Carol
Lewis D. Wheeler ...
Ken
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Chris Everett ...
Barbara
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Landry
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Allyn Burrows ...
Stevens
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Storyline

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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In America, We Give Our Lives To Our Jobs. It's Time To Take Them Back See more »

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

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Company Men  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,439,063 (USA) (13 May 2011)
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Tommy Lee Jones shot all his scenes in 18 days. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end when Bobby and his friend are talking with Jack on the scaffolding, Bobby's friend is wearing a grey hooded sweat jacket throughout the entire scene, except for one cutaway when he turns around to go back toward the ladder he is wearing a completely different green jacket. See more »

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Phil Woodward: Dress code pretty lax around here?
Bobby Walker: You should see casual-Friday...
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Features Solitaire (1981) See more »

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Written by Mark Everett
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Having been there myself, I liked it.
2 August 2011 | by (South Dakota) – See all my reviews

Having been in these shoes, I appreciated this movie even more.

This is a solidly entertaining and believable film about professional men (and women) who lose their identities as they lose their jobs in corporate America economic decline.

Some folks rebound, others can't. I grew attached to the characters. Every performance was believable and tight.

I found myself rooting for success, even though it wasn't always in the cards.

The ending wrapped everything up in a tidy ball, which I like.

Bottom line: Solid entertainment with very few explosions.


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