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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.

Director:

John Wells

Writer:

John Wells
2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 ... Barbara
Maria Bello ... Sally
Lance Greene Lance Greene ... Landry
Kathy Harum ... Karen
Allyn Burrows 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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Yesterday was business as usual. But today... life has other plans. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

William Hill, who plays the father to Ben Affleck's character Bobby, is only 11 years older than Affleck. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jack: How go the suit wars, Bobby?
Bobby Walker: All right, Jack.
Jack: Move any more high-paying American jobs offshore to Asian shitholes this week?
Bobby Walker: Mostly focused on union busting now; you know how it is.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Guitar Hero (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Fake Empire
Written by Matt Berninger (as Matthew Berninger) and Bryce Dessner
Performed by The National
Courtesy of Beggars Banquet Records Ltd.
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User Reviews

 
Having been there myself, I liked it.
2 August 2011 | by Glock_BoySee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Company Men See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$647,797, 23 January 2011

Gross USA:

$4,441,272

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,087,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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