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Company Men [Blu-ray] [2010] [US Import]


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  • Actors: Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Suzanne Rico, Kent Shocknek
  • Directors: John Wells
  • Writers: John Wells
  • Producers: John Wells, Barbara A. Hall, Claire Rudnick Polstein, Jinny Joung, Kristin Harms
  • Format: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Twc
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Jun 2011
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003UESJEW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 246,900 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Brett H TOP 50 REVIEWER on 9 Jun 2011
Format: DVD
The Company Men explores the very contemporary issues of the effect of redundancy during a recession and its specific effect on the personal lives of the people at the receiving end of the dreaded layoff notice. There are several stages to the process. Firstly, from the corporate perspective the company, in this case a US company in shipbuilding, is under enormous pressure to perform for its stockholders as the economic slump bites and orders fall off. The all too predictable response is to cut costs and since payroll is the biggest cost, this means cutting jobs.

The axe cuts deep and the company is forced to make difficult decisions to terminate long serving and loyal staff. The film focuses on three of these people and explores the various personal issues involved. There is initial incredulity and some bitterness that they could have been treated in this way, but optimism about finding a new job. Then realisation that it is difficult in a harsh economic climate for someone of 37 to find employment, let alone someone nearing retirement. People react in different ways to both the emotional issues of being out of a job and the economic implications and most of the film focuses on these aspects.

This an interesting and absorbing film, but in many ways depressing as the situation it describes is one which many people will be able to relate to or will have experienced at some stage in their lives. Ben Affleck plays a confident Sales Director, Chris Cooper is the older, senior executive, who has worked his way up from the shop floor and Tommy Lee Jones is one of the company's founders and a senior statesman. Affleck is particularly outstanding and his reaction to the economic reality of his new status is quite revealing as all the trappings of his middle class life come under threat.

So to summarise, a worthwhile, gritty film which explores important real life issues, but certainly not a light hearted way to while away an hour or two.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Erik Meldgaard on 18 Oct 2011
Format: DVD
I enjoyed the film with the four famous actors. I am the same age as Tommy Lee Jones. Tommy is always casted as one of he "good guys"; so he is in this film. The film is about corporations downsizing, individuals beging fired and going throught the trivialities of replacement courses. I used to be a consultant, and I have quite often asked people, "Who is it that survives"? Quite a few replies, "The strongest"! Wrong, it is the the fittest. People who can adapt. The film has a lot in common with Nevil Shute' old novel from 1938 with the title "Ruined City", where Mr. Warren returns to the city of his childhood and revives an old industry and creates hope for a lot of people.

The end of this film - which I am not to reveal - is full of hope, but is it feasabale in todays' global competition? The Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen used to say, "There must be logic in the micro universe of the fairy tale". I do not see the end as logic, but it it beautiful, and it brings hope. But it is probably an illusion. Therefore I must conclude that the most important feature of the film is watching how people react differently to their loss and their new situation. And quite interesting to see kevin Konstner in a new role.

Erik Meldgaard, 65, Denmark
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
Ben Affleck has been downsized from his company. His division was shipbuilding which is one of the last industries to recover from a recession. Ben tells his wife who goes immediately into the downsize frugal mode. Affleck is in denial and doesn't want to do anything to change their life, i.e. maintain the $600 a month eating out and dry cleaning bill.

Tommy Lee Jones plays Affleck's former boss. He was "out of the loop" when Affleck got laid off. He feels bad about it, but like everyone else at the company they fear more for their own job than give sympathy. The movie smartly shifts back and forth juxtaposing Tommy Lee's life drinking unblended scotch, and Affleck trying to get a job while telling no one he is unemployed. He breaks all the rules in the book by not networking with friends.

Affleck's former company is wanting to lay more people off in order to increase the stock price. They are worried about a takeover all the while they are building a new office building in downtown Boston. Affleck is not doing well with anger management at his job interviews as job offers require relocation and his salary reduced to that of my own...I almost feel bad for the guy who may have to sell his Porsche. Affleck is finding out a lot of people lost their job and those looking for jobs are more qualified than him. He is also too proud to ask his blue collar family for help. Tommy Lee is having an affair with a woman at work, Sally Wilcox (Maria Bello) who provides us with some gratuitous down sized brief nudity.

I really have no pity for Affleck. He has 12 weeks pay and he could have been working during that time for his BIL. His Massachusetts unemployment benefits (which is never mentioned) is more than what most of my neighbors make. He didn't downsize his life in a timely manner. Good acting, but there were no real New England accents in the whole group.

The ending was unrealistic, but hey, it's a movie.

F-bomb, brief nudity.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Sep 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) knots his silk tie, jumps into his silver Porsche Convertible, speeds out of the leafy drive of his seven-figure suburban mansion and heads off into his job as Regional Sales Manager for GTX - an $11 billion dollar ship-building conglomerate based in the plusher part of Boston who employ over 60,000 people nationwide...

In a less conspicuously wealthy part of town Phil Woodward (Chris Cooper) - a man who's been to Vietnam and then worked himself up from a 60-hour week doing dangerous riveting on the propeller shafts of oil-tankers to a distinguished 30-year managerial career - fixes his dapper cufflinks - albeit a little more wearily.

Out by the waterfront in a palatial monolith too gross for mere adjectives, the Executive Vice President of Global Transportation Services (GTX) Gene McClary (played by Tommy Lee Jones) looks down at a machine that polishes his leather shoes to a mirror-like shine. All three then look into their home mirrors with the faintest whiff of insufferable smugness.

Little do any of them know that Black Friday is about to bring a particularly cruel and detached word into their vocabulary - 'downsizing'...

"The Company Men" deals with the American bank collapses of September 2008 and their devastating knock-on effect on US heavy-manufacturing industries and their already constricting workforces. As you can see from the principal actors outlined above - the cast is to die-for - and John Well's Script and Direction gives them real substance to work with. Another weapon in the movie's favour is the cinematography of the legendary ROGER DEAKINS ("The Shawshank Redemption", "The Hudsucker Proxy" and "True Grit").
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