• The Company (2003)

The Company

Release Date: 2003

DVD Release Date: June 1st, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

Loretta "Ry" Ryan (Neve Campbell) is an aspiring ballerina performing with the renowned Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. As she struggles with the demands of being a dancer, she also begins a relationship with the handsome Josh (James Franco), who isn't involved in that insular world. The drama looks at the lives of others in the company, including the passionate artistic director, Alberto Antonelli (Malcolm McDowell), and features many actual Joffrey dancers.

Cast: Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell, James Franco, Barbara Robertson, William Dick, Susie Cusack, Marilyn Dodds Frank, John Lordan

Director: Robert Altman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: John Wells Productions, Marly Pictures Inc., Sony Pictures Classics, Capitol Films, Sandcastle 5 Productions, Killer Films, First Snow Production

Keywords: Emotional, Competition, Love, 2000s, Spirited

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Clearly Mr. Altman was enthralled by the company's work process, an alchemy through which sweat and muscularity on the rehearsal-room floor become exquisite abstractions on stage. His pleasure is infectious.

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Like many Altman movies, this is less a dramatic story to follow than an atmospheric environment to visit. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A wonderfully vivid and engaging theatrical experience. show more

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