The making of The Company Men
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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.
Fabulously good with realistic situations. Definitely a good one to see.Published 18 days ago by Pam Drapala
Surprisingly well done. Not just trashing the big company for squashing the poor helpless workers (for a change). Read morePublished 1 month ago by PBSings
A large shipbuilding corporation (GTX) downsizes during the recession. Outplacement services prove useless 'window-dressing' aimed at making the company look supportive. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Loyd E. Eskildson