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The Company Men (2010)

The Company Men (2010)

Released: 2010
Genre: drama, Movie
Director: John Wells
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Ben Affleck,,
Run time: 104 min
IMDb: 6.8/10
Country: USA


When the GTX Corporation must cut jobs to improve the company’s balance sheet during the 2010 recession, thousands of employees will take the hit, like Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck). Bobby learns the real life consequences of not having a job. Not only does he see a change to his family lifestyle, and the loss of his home, but also his feelings of self-worth.
Written by
Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)
User Reviews: Having been in these shoes, I appreciated this movie even more.

This is a solidly entertaining and believable film about professional men (and women) who lose their identities as they lose their jobs in corporate America economic decline.

Some folks rebound, others can’t. I grew attached to the characters. Every performance was believable and tight.

I found myself rooting for success, even though it wasn’t always in the cards.

The ending wrapped everything up in a tidy ball, which I like.

Bottom line: Solid entertainment with very few explosions.