The Company Men

The Company Men

Downloadable Video - 2011
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Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) is living the American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him jobless, he is forced to re-define his life as a husband and father. Bobby soon finds himself enduring enthusiastic life coaching, working a job building houses for his brother-in-law (Kevin Costner) that does not play to his executive skill set, and perhaps, the realization that there is more to life than chasing the bigger, better deal.
Publisher: [United States] :, VVS FILMS,, 2011.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 100 min.)) : sd., col.
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Aug 03, 2018

This movie is outstanding for pointing out (perhaps not intentionally) that smart, educated people can yet have tunnel vision. They ignore the advice of older, "less successful" people who grew up in the depression and post-depression 1930s, 40s and early 50s. These old grannies told us that we will be HAPPIER if we don't go into debt, if we live BELOW our means, and put something away for a rainy day.

How strange to ignore history and train yourself to expect only monetary success for your business and yourself for the rest of your life. Tunnel vision to the extreme! If this movie can awaken common sense in a few people and re-arrange their values, it will have done the world a service.

BookReviewer2015 Apr 28, 2017

Excellent film. All about how three guys deal with their loss of jobs, prestige, and even pride in the aftermath of the recession of 2007-2010.

May 31, 2016

Whoever is or has been in the same condition can easily connect with this movie, maybe not in the same manner but in a different 'light of gray'; inner-will is your strongest ally.

May 03, 2015

This is a story about a guy who loses his job, in the movie they tell you how to make a living if you lose your job, like you can do just about anything just to make a living.

Quimeras Oct 09, 2014

O.K. film. There are probably plenty of folks out there with more interesting real-life stories.

Kelly196 Jun 08, 2014

This movie profiles the lives of several individuals and how it effected them as they go through corporate downsizing. Well played by a good cast of actors.

Sep 24, 2013

Realistic about individual lives after the 2008 crash. I don't think I could watch it, if my life had been one of the ones caught in this tsunami of change.

Jul 20, 2013

very good

michlmac Jul 15, 2013

Talent gone to waste here. Corporate hotshots fall prey to our crumbling economy. Now here's an inspiring solution: Buy your own shipyard and put your former colleagues back to work. Duh.

tonyvett Apr 03, 2013

Very realistic movie on corporate downsizing. I experienced the same thing in 09. My experience has taught me that it’s all about company profits and just making money.

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Aug 16, 2011

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