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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

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

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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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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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Trivia

The studio wanted someone from the cast of That '70s Show (1998) for the role of Carter and had originally given it to Ashton Kutcher. Kutcher dropped out due to creative differences, and Topher Grace auditioned and got the part. Grace had auditioned four times for the role, and had to convince producer Paul Weitz that he was right for the role, by highlighting his raising by his father, a businessman with sharp negotiation skills. See more »

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When Dan and Carter are in the office after the altercation in the restaurant, a cameraman is reflected in the glass behind Carter. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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References American Beauty (1999) See more »

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Sister Surround
Written by Ebbot Lundberg (as Torbjorn Lundberg), Mattias Bärjed (as Mattias Barjed), Kalle Gustafsson Jerneholm (as Karl Ake Gustafsson), Ian Person (as Christian Person), Fredrick Sandsten (as Fredrik Sandsten), Martin Hederos
Performed by The Soundtrack of Our Lives
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises and Courtesy of Warner Music Sweden AB
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Very Good "Company"
3 January 2005 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

IN GOOD COMPANY (2004) ***1/2 Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Scarlett Johansson, Marg Helgenberger, David Paymer, Clark Gregg, Philip Baker Hall, Selma Blair, Frankie Faison. Better than anticipated comedy drama from filmmaker Paul Weitz about a middle-aged ad salesman (Quaid, never finer) who finds himself dispensable when his company is bought out by a corporate takeover, which involves a new boss, who's old enough to be his son (Grace continuing to be the Tom Hanks of his generation). Things get dicey when his daughter begins to see the young upstart as well as each one discovering something unique about their situation overall. Very funny and surprisingly warm screenplay covers all the bases until its seemingly pat final act. Bravo to the fine ensemble especially Johansson whose natural style is a breath of fresh air.


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Official Sites:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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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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