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Company Men (2010)

Tommy Lee Jones , Ben Affleck , John Wells  |  R |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Chris Cooper
  • Directors: John Wells
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Twc
  • DVD Release Date: June 7, 2011
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003UESJEM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,535 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Company Men" on IMDb

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Audio commentary with writer and director John Wells
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Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) is living the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and co-workers Phil Woodward (Chris Cooper) and Gene McClary (Tommy Lee Jones) jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and fathers.

Bobby soon finds himself enduring enthusiastic life coaching, a job building houses for his brother-in-law (Kevin Costner) that does not play to his executive skill set, and perhaps -- the realization that there is more to life than chasing the bigger, better deal. With humor, pathos, and keen observation, writer-director John Wells (the creator of "ER") introduces us to the new realities of American life.

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In creating ER, writer-director John Wells launched the career of George Clooney, who starred in Up in the Air, which could serve as a prequel to The Company Men. When times get tough, Boston shipping conglomerate GTX sheds employees--while CEO James Salinger (Craig T. Nelson) retains his $22 million salary. HR director Sally Wilcox (Maria Bello), the companion of married cofounder Gene McClary (Tommy Lee Jones, the standout in a strong cast), fires sales manager Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) during the first round of cuts. Though Bobby's wife, Maggie (Mad Men's Rosemarie DeWitt), doesn't think any less of him, her husband feels like a failure. She returns to work, while Bobby enters a job placement program, but he only meets with rejection. During the next round, Sally fires Gene and Phil (Chris Cooper). While the former has a financial cushion, Phil's situation mirrors Bobby's, except he's 23 years older, making the situation more difficult. When Maggie's brother, Jack (Kevin Costner), offers Bobby a construction job, he declines--until fate forces his hand. He soon comes to find that Salinger's way of running a business isn't the only way. His education reflects the filmmaker's concern about men who define themselves by their jobs, but an underlying message involves overly confident execs who fail to save for a rainy day. The Company Men charts the path of those who fail to adapt to a changing landscape, and those who do, making for a film that's far more sobering than depressing. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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105 of 108 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
This film seems to be getting mixed reviews at best. It wasn't even released nationwide, or at least not at a theater near me, and very little promotion was given to it. I think that's a shame because it's an enjoyable film that actually explores not just the recent economy and downsizing in Corporate America but the North American situation (obsession with property, possessions and passing pleasures rather than true happiness). That said, I understand that films involving the recent economy haven't done well and I can see why many people wouldn't be eager to get out only to sit in a theater and watch what can be seen as a very depressing story that has a lot of truth to it.

Outside of that fact I still say this is a good film if not entirely great. Ben Affleck is well cast and likable as a man who has it all until his company is hurt by the economy and he finds himself included in the list of recent layoffs, the last thing he expected given his position at the company. He is eager to find a new job and believes he'll have no problem given his credentials but he soon finds the only positions he can attain are those that he considers beneath him. Soon his termination package runs out and he and his wife (excellently played by Rosemarie Dewitt) have to face some realities about their nice house and many possessions including a beautiful sports car. Dewitt and Affleck do a great job of playing a couple under a lot of stress who still clearly love each other.

The film isn't as depressing as it sounds based on that synopsis, from there Ben Affleck's character slowly realizes that when all else fades family remains constant and his parents and brother in law (Kevin Costner) help him make it through to the other side.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thought-provoking, realistic, and timely film! February 26, 2011
By Steve
Format:DVD
This is a film that oozes with realism and timeliness. The GTX corporation, headed by an overpaid, callous CEO (Craig T. Nelson)--who cares only about the stockholders, a new corporate headquarters, and his salary and stock options--cuts divisions and lays off thousands of workers--some of whom have been with him and the firm for decades. It's not that they aren't hardworking and dedicated, it's just "business."

One of the men who is laid off is in his thirties (Ben Affleck); the other is twenty years older (Chris Cooper). Another (Tommy Lee Jones) roomed in college with the CEO and helped him build the company from the ground up, concentrating on shipbuilding in the Boston area. All three men live lavishly, with fancy houses, furnishings, and cars.

Affleck is great as the proud, bitter, and then humbled white-collar executive, who has to sell his million-dollar home (in the depressed housing market) and Porsche, and then move in with his parents and work for his brother-in-law (played nicely by Kevin Costner) constructing someone else's mega-house. Cooper is also good--downtrodden and desperate, forced to dye his hair, and grovel at job interviews and with associates. And Jones is wonderful--a man with a conscience in the business world, who cares about the people who work at GTX. He also starts to reevaluate his life, both professionally and personally, in middle age.

The film--written and directed by John Wells--hits home. Most of us know people like the ones we see in The Company Men. They can be vain, pushy, and full of themselves; but when things don't go their way, they can be depressed and helpless. Yes, people need to make a living, but they also need to think about what's really important--family, friends, and self-fulfillment. This is a film that makes you think about these things.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a Dog Eat Dog World March 29, 2011
Format:DVD
"The Company Men" is a sober telling of life within a modern company. Men come to be defined by their jobs and when the job is taken away from them, they are lost. Their world as they understand it simply collapses.

At a high level, "The Company Men" covers the lives of several executives of the ship building division of GTX Corporation, an American conglomerate. Profitability and growth seems to be eluding the division and the only response of management is downsizing and, when this fails, more downsizing. Each man is thrown into a whirlpool. Their lives of debt and over-consumption come to a screeching halt. If there is one message from this film it is that too many people assume that things won't change. Too little attention is paid to saving for a rainy day. Consumption is king.

There are excellent performances by Tommy Lee Jones and Ben Affleck. Both end up being "let go" and both struggle with the consequences. However, eventually, reality must be faced. This is not an easy row to hoe. In the case of Ben Affleck's character, his life style is forced to undergo big changes. His house is sold, his family moves back to living with his parents, his wife gets a part time job and he takes a job of manual labour from his brother in law.

Without spoiling the plot, there is a somewhat happier ending. However, in the meantime, the film gives an excellent portrayal of so much of modern corporate life. It's a dog eat dog world out there. Just remember that change can be forced on anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Movie great-description misleading-
Movie is outstanding-Seen it so many times on netflix, decided to buy it. But beware-Description says 2 disc collectors edition-There is only one disc.
Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Not Amazon or the sellers fault ... the movie stinks!
Published 1 month ago by Terry D
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Emphasis on featurETTE! Not a full movie.
Published 1 month ago by Rachelle
1.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Star Power Yields Complete Dud!
Amazing star power puts out a pathetically lame movie. If you want to hear about corporate greed and sad stories for 1 hour and 40 minutes this is the flick for you! Read more
Published 2 months ago by MRS DEBORAH STAPLETON
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Kevin Costner
About being laid off, which I was, so it was very close to home and realist. Loved Kevin Costner!
Published 2 months ago by Patti McPike
5.0 out of 5 stars And I really enjoyed this movie as this truly is the real deal ...
This is so real in the current state of affairs in our nation!!!!! And I really enjoyed this movie as this truly is the real deal and what it feels like today. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Nicole Christmann
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
well done
Published 2 months ago by Hello
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good performance by Chris Cooper....my favorite!
Published 2 months ago by Donna M. Rudiger
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a great film, but a pretty good one.
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I flat LOVE great independent films about social issues, so I came to this very ambitious effort ready to like it a LOT. I did like it, but I was disappointed, too. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Beth Bailey-Kingdon
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not my style of movie.
Published 3 months ago by Babs
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