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The Company Men (2010)

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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.


John Wells


John Wells
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Bobby Walker
Tommy Lee Jones ... Gene McClary
Chris Cooper ... Phil Woodward
Suzanne Rico Suzanne Rico ... Gail
Kent Shocknek ... Rittenour
Adrianne Krstansky Adrianne Krstansky ... Carol
Lewis D. Wheeler ... Ken
Celeste Oliva ... Jane
Tom Kemp ... Conal
Nancy Villone ... Diane
Chris Everett Chris Everett ... Barbara
Maria Bello ... Sally
Lance Greene Lance Greene ... Landry
Kathy Harum ... Karen
Allyn Burrows Allyn Burrows ... Stevens


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 »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

11 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Company Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$647,797, 23 January 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,439,063, 15 May 2011
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


William Hill who plays Ben Affleck and Kevin Costner's father is only 11 years older than Affleck and is 6 years younger than Costner. See more »


When Bobby first picks up the plywood to carry upstairs you can see it has many knotholes on both sides. When he arrives upstairs the plywood is clear (no knots). See more »


[last lines]
Bobby Walker: We work as hard in here every day as we did when we were trying to get a job, we'll be alright. What's the worst thing they can do, fire us?
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Crazy Credits

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


Not the Sun
Written by Forrest Fulmer and Georg Brandl Egloff
Performed by Forrest Fulmer
Courtesy of Brandl Music
By arrangement with Georg Brandl Egloff
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Who cares ?
16 June 2015 | by timlittleSee all my reviews

Is this really the nearest Hollywood comes to understanding the real world - and the economic 'downturn' ?

A bunch of more corporate, unsympathetic characters you could not hope to imagine but they are all forced to embark on a voyage of discovery by heartless, cost-cutting conglomerates who have the audacity to fire executives further up the chain.

Chris Cooper (normally brilliant) discovers that more elderly people may struggle to find employment in the workplace whilst Ben Affleck (not normally brilliant) is made to realise that people wear gloves at work, have to carry heavy things and don't even go out to lunch on their breaks. Tommy Lee Jones just looks surly and grouches a lot... though his millions of dollars of shares increase in value, thank goodness.

The huge house and top-of-the-range German cars are on the line though as times get truly 'slightly uncomfortable' but thankfully it's Afflecks' sons' X-Box that goes first and the awful step down to manual labour doesn't seem so bad when you can master the wielding of a nail-gun in five minutes flat.

Corporate America is often an ugly thing, and this trite, patronising offering is no exception. It is almost nauseating in its' attempt to extract some sort of audience feeling for these greedy, grasping corporate 'executives'.

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