DVD Review: The Company Men - Metro US

DVD Review: The Company Men

Genre: Drama

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.

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