• The Company Men (2011)

The Company Men

Release Date: January 21st, 2011

DVD Release Date: June 7th, 2011

R |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

A young executive at a shipping and manufacturing conglomerate, Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) is on the fast track to the top. He is a rising star at work and has all the material trappings of success. Then his company goes through a few rounds of layoffs, so Bobby and colleagues Phil (Chris Cooper) and Gene (Tommy Lee Jones) find themselves on the unemployment line. As the year unfolds, all three must redefine their lives as they struggle to survive in a hostile post-career landscape.

Cast: Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Maria Bello, Rosemarie DeWitt, Craig T. Nelson, John Doman

Director: John Wells

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Battle Mountain Films

Keywords: Wife, 2010s, Inspiring, Underdog, Fall, Sacrifice, House, Son, Touching, Office, Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 65
    Bob MondelloNPR

    When it comes to the emotional state of those being laid off, of their families and even of those doing the laying off, it gets things right enough to make audiences squirm. show more

  • 90
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    The Company Men is infinitely more despairing and yet also, paradoxically, more hopeful. It suggests that work can actually mean something to people, beyond just giving them the means to afford a nice house or a fantastic car. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    For all his years doing "E.R." and other top-line TV series, Mr. Wells hasn't yet tailored his techniques to the big screen. show more

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