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The Company Men

5 Ratings: 2.8
A movie directed by John Wells

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     

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Director: John Wells
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 21 January 2011 (USA)
MPAA Rating: R
4 reviews about The Company Men
review by . March 31, 2011
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You Are Fired!
You take a man out of his shell and he’s vulnerable. The very thing that defines his existence, his job, when it is taken away, well… it’s hard to watch the way he loses his confidence, individuality and light. Yes, that very light that drives him to heights admired by others, including people whom he doesn’t even know. Nonetheless, take a job away, the man loses his gravity.       That’s what this movie clearly demonstrates. A company, GTX, …
review by . June 26, 2011
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**1/2 out of ****     I had a ridiculously hard time accepting "The Company Men" when I was watching it. Usually, with a movie that I have trouble accepting for what it is, I revisit it; but I don't think that this is a film that truly needs to be seen again. Granted, it was well-made, well-acted, and pleasant enough. But damn...it's so hard to relate to, even if you're a person in the same situation as the character.    People get laid off all the time in …
review by . February 03, 2011
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Star Rating:         The Company Men tells the story of people caught in the economic downturn that began in September of 2008. It’s a timely and well-crafted film, although I suspect the intention was less about thoughtful examination and more about appealing to the masses. Many films are intentionally designed to garner sympathy, but few are this forthcoming about it; scenes and characters are so perfectly in tune with real events that we’re basically …
review by . January 20, 2011
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In Bad Company
THE COMPANY MEN Written and Directed by John Wells Starring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Rosemarie Dewitt and Kevin Costner   Phil Woodward: You know what’s the worst part?  The world didn’t stop.  I mean, my life ended and nobody noticed.   I’m not sure if you were aware of this but the world’s financial markets crashed hard in the later part of 2008.  Thousands upon thousands of people lost their jobs, their homes and their …
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