Director: John Wells
Stars: Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner,?Chris Cooper
This drama about corporate downsizing has an A-list cast that includes four Oscar winners: Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper and Kevin Costner.
The film, written and directed by John Wells, speaks to an issue that is as current as a newspaper’s front page, and plays as almost a companion piece to Up in the Air, Jason Reitman’s like-minded film about workers squeezed by a bad economy.
In this case though, the workers are suits who considered themselves bullet-proof.
It’s meat-and-potatoes drama, but The Company Men depicts harsh reality truthfully.