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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Kevin Costner
Tommy Lee Jones
Ben Affleck
Maria Bello
Craig T Nelson
Chris Cooper
Rosemarie DeWitt
Directors
John Wells
Screenwriters
John Wells
Running Time
104 minutes

The Company Men
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The Company Men

Plot
2008. With the US economy collapsing all around it, the GTX corporation starts making swinging cuts. Among those affected are sales hotshot Bobby (Affleck) and executives Gene (Jones) and Phil (Cooper). Now that they're surplus to requirements at the company they slaved for, how do they restructure their lives?


Verdict
Wells knows how to extract the goods from a great cast, but it's in service of a somewhat mundane story. Still, it'll make you think about the imbalance in the business world, even if the arguments and consequences are nothing all that revolutionary.


Reviewed by James White

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