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In Good Company (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 January 2005 (USA)
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A middle-aged ad exec is faced with a new boss who's nearly half his age... and who also happens to be sleeping with his daughter.

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Paul Weitz

Writer:

Paul Weitz
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Dan
Topher Grace ... Carter
Scarlett Johansson ... Alex
Marg Helgenberger ... Ann
David Paymer ... Morty
Clark Gregg ... Steckle
Philip Baker Hall ... Eugene Kalb
Selma Blair ... Kimberly
Frankie Faison ... Corwin
Ty Burrell ... Enrique Colon
Kevin Chapman ... Lou
Amy Aquino ... Alicia
Zena Grey ... Jana
Colleen Camp ... Receptionist
Lauren Tom ... Obstetrician
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Storyline

Dan is a 51 year old executive who learns that his company is being restructured and he is being demoted. Carter, who is 26, replaces him. Dan who has two teenage daughters with another on the way, decides to suck it up and work for Carter. Dan and Carter's working relationship is tested when Carter begins a relationship with Alex, who is Dan's daughter. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

He's rich, young and handsome. He's in love with you and he's your dad's boss.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and drug references | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Synergy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$151,750, 2 January 2005

Gross USA:

$45,806,659

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,315,215
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The book that Alex (Scarlett Johansson) read in the café is "Early Short Stories" by Anton Chekhov. See more »

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As Carter gets into his new 911, you can see his wedding ring, but as he feels the steering wheel, it is no longer there. See more »

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Anchorwoman: After months of speculation, analysts expect an announcement this week that GlobeCom International will acquire Waterman Publishing and its flagship magazine, Sports America. The man at the helm of GlobeCom, billionaire media magnate Teddy K., has been on a spending spree recently, acquiring a food service company, a cable operator, and two telecommunications providers in deals totaling more than $13 billion. And how did one lucky ferret owner come to own the largest dog treat ...
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Naked as We Came
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Superficial treatment of serious social issues.
5 May 2013 | by PWNYCNYSee all my reviews

This movie was reaching for something but then stops and tries to muddle through as a comedy, which it is not. It is a hard sell to make light of people losing their jobs and playing up to bosses, and the phoniness of the corporate world. Yet, this is what this movie tries to do, with mixed results. Dennis Quaid and Topher Grace are good as the middle aged guy and the much younger upstart who find themselves in an awkward business relationship The story revolves around their relationship, which provides the basis for some satirical swipes at the institution of the family, parent-child relations, adolescent issues, middle-age crisis and the coldness of the corporate world. The problem is that the movie tries to treat all these problems as fluff, and as a result, the movie comes off as superficial. Comedy means making people laugh, but it's hard to laugh at people in crisis.


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