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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.


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 ... 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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Big Business Just Cut The Wrong Guys See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The Weinstein Company purchased the film at the 26th Sundance Film Festival for a mid-seven figure sum. See more »


When Davey demonstrates to Bobby how to space the slats before nailing them to the studs, the slats are in a different position when Davey walks away than when he had just nailed in the top slat. See more »


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 »


Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Ben Affleck Performances (2012) See more »


On My Feet
Written by Mark Oliver Everett (as Mark O. Everett)
Performed by Eels (as Eels)
Courtesy of Vagrant Records
Under license from E Works Records
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User Reviews

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'.

Who cares ?

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Release Date:

11 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Company Men See more »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$647,797, 23 January 2011

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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