The Company Men details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Chris Cooper, Rosemarie DeWitt, Craig T. Nelson, John Doman, Liam Ferguson, Tonye Patano|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
|Collections:||April Picks, Award Winners, Best of LOVEFiLM Instant, Date with Destiny, Exclusive!, Highest Rated, Matt Damon & Ben Affleck, May Picks|
The Company Men
|Run time:||1 hour 53 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Aug 2011|
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Toeing the company lineBy zorilla (228 reviews) from Kew, Richmond , 10 Jun 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]This film so much wants to be a 21st century, post financial meltdown version of the great American tragedy, Death Of A Salesman ... and it almost manages it.
This film so much wants to be a 21st century, post financial meltdown version of the great ensemble film, Glengarry Glen Ross ... and it almost manages it.
Unfortunately writer/director John Wells is neither Arthur Miller nor David Mamet so when a great ending appears at the end of this film, he ignores it and carries on for another five minutes with a crappy one that defeats the point of everything he's said in the previous hour and a half.
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A missed opportunity for a better filmBy SallyTorquay (18 reviews) from Torquay , 04 Nov 2013This was a good idea, with some good actors, but it never really takes off, and doesn't really do much with the idea of recession, unemployment and people losing their sense of self when they lose their job. It can't decide whether it is work itself that is important, or the upmarket trappings of golf club membership and big house. The main characters never engaged me.
Greedy people sulkingBy MarkyJ (2 reviews) , 31 Oct 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI watched Tom Hanks as Larry Crowne and quite enjoyed that as the lead character seemed a decent bloke who was dumped on from a great height. You were willing things to improve for him but in The Company Men the lead character is a greedy, annoying, selfish, over paid bore and I just couldn't care less if he got another job or not. He's earning 120k per year plus bonuses but seems to own nothing. He sulks like a big girl when he has to give his Porsche back and can't afford his golf club fees. Even the kid's X Box has to go back when they can't afford the repayments. This film may have redeemed itself had the lead character learnt lessons and changed but it seems to end with him in a similar position to where it started. Not the worst film I've seen but certainly not one I'd recommend.
ok - ish .... kind of rubb - ishBy crosseyes (22 reviews) , 29 Oct 2013not much of a story, just a fly on the wall to a bunch of occurrences that are everyday these days, no big lessons or snippets of worthwhile wisdom
the forgetable company menBy a customer , 24 Oct 2013interesting idea for a film. story wasnt strong enough characters were not very likeable. passed the time but definetly not unmissable movie
We got fired!By mandarin (4 reviews) , 19 Oct 2013Yea. A solid performance from some of Hollywoods finest, but very light on the gritty reality of losing it all. Just doesn't go deep enough with the pain and the absolute amazing character that is formed and found in the very small forgotten things when you're on your uppers. The Pursuit of Happiness gets it right...