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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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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,439,063 (USA) (13 May 2011)
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The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones and Kevin Costner. See more »

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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 »

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Phil Woodward: You know the worst part?
[a beat]
Phil Woodward: The world didn't stop. The newspaper still came every morning, the automatic sprinklers went off at six. Jerry next door still washed his car every Sunday.
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Phil Woodward: My life ended and nobody noticed.
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My 357th Review: Finally a good honest film about the downturn
17 January 2011 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

Whether we like it or not the last couple of years have been incredibly tough, and TCM though not perfect at least tries to make an honest film about downsizing in corporate America.

We really really got this - we all know someone whose lost their home, their job, or just found that the money isn't there the way it was - and those who reviewed this and said the films doesn't work as the characters have still got it good just don't get the college payments, the mortgage, the fear of losing it all, and the horrendous amount of money it takes to maintain a life in the US now is astronomical - and TCM at least looks at this as no other film has in the past three years.

Solid performances from everyone and Affleck in particular echoing his roles in Man about Town or Jersey Girl does a solid job here as the man who has it all and then has nothing.

It it does try to record something which otherwise seems to be in danger of being swept under the carpet - this is a well-made film that rings true and for our money was actually one of the more memorable and yes, even moving, films of the year - it is accessible and a likable film.


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