In Theaters This Weekend: The Company Men

The Company Men, a comedic drama starring Ben Affleck and Tommy Lee Jones, opens in theaters nationwide Friday, January 21, 2011.


Photo by The Weinstein Company

Bobby Walker is living the American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and co-workers Phil Woodward and Gene McClary jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands, and fathers. Bobby soon finds himself enduring enthusiastic life coaching, a job building houses for his brother-in-law which does not play to his executive skill set, and perhaps the realization that there is more to life than chasing the bigger, better deal.

The cast of The Company Men includes Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner, Craig T. Nelson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Eamonn Walker and Maria Bello.

The Company Men received overall good ratings from the movie critics.

“Carefully structured to balance the anguish with some hope.” -Stephen Holden, New York Times

“This haunting movie hits you hard and right where you live.” -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“In its solid construction and resistance to the winds of fashion, The Company Men is one edifice that could outlast many an action blockbuster or standard inspirational drama, and maybe the Great Recession itself.” -Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

Check out The Company Men movie trailer.

The Company Men is rated R for language and brief nudity.

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