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Ben Affleck: A Movie-By-Movie Guide
The good, the bad and the Gigli

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The Company Men (upcoming 2010)

Affleck’s sales hot-shot Bobby Walker, stunned to be fired from his job and left brutally re-evaluating his place in world, swallows his pride to go to work for Kevin Costner’s builder-stroke-mentor where life lessons no doubt ensue. It’s topical stuff for the post-subprime era – not so much Up In The Air as stuck on the roof. It’s the kind of role Will Smith used to crack into with his eyes shut, but perhaps a bolder choice for Affleck, giving him a meaty lead part that demands he rise above the usual road-to-redemption clichés. And nothing sorts the wheat from the chaff quicker than appearing alongside the likes of Chris Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones. Apart from maybe an actual wheat/chaff-sorter.
 

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Quality feature - well worth it just for the last page - I'd never seen either of those two clips. Handsome Men Club was funny, and it was interesting to see all the cameos. However, The "Ben Affleck" video had me in stitches - I don't know how long this has been kicking around the internet, but it's been long time since I've seen something that has had me laughing so much it hurt ! I had to watch it again just to try and spot all the cameos in it.   The fact that Affleck is willing to send himself up like this grants him a lot of respect from me (not that I imagine that matters sp; Top class! More

Posted by Schimchs on Thursday September 23, 2010, 22:04


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