Release Date:June 7,2011
An uplifting and perceptive motion picture about corporate downsizing, THE COMPANY MEN stars Academy Award® winners Ben Affleck (GOOD WILL HUNTING), Chris Cooper (ADAPTATION), Kevin Costner (DANCES WITH WOLVES), and Tommy Lee Jones (THE FUGITIVE).
Rounding out the film’s all-star ensemble cast are Maria Bello (THE COOLER and the upcoming BEAUTIFUL BOY), Rosemarie Dewitt (RACHEL GETTING MARRIED), and Craig T. Nelson (“Parenthood”). The film’s characters and their circumstances are captured in breathtaking detail by Academy-Award® nominated cinematographer, Roger Deakins (TRUE GRIT, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN).
TIME Magazine’s Richard Corliss calls THE COMPANY MEN “rich and thoughtful.” Says The New York Observer’s Rex Reed, “THE COMPANY MEN is a timely, intelligently written, beautifully acted film of great sensitivity and wisdom about corporate downsizing that will make you think. An absolute triumph.” Writes Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman, “Grade A. Juicy, timely and terrifically engrossing. John Wells is a sensational writer and a real storyteller.”
In THE COMPANY MEN, Bobby Walker (Affleck) is living the American Dream, until he is stunned to find himself the latest casualty of corporate downsizing. Suddenly, Bobby – along with his co-workers Phil Woodward (Chris Cooper) and Gene McClary (Tommy Lee Jones) – is forced to re-evaluate his self-worth as a husband, as a father, and as a man. For as long as he can remember, he’s given his life to his job. Now, with only the love of his wife and family, it’s time to take his life back.
With humor, pathos, and keen observation, writer-director John Wells introduces us to the new realities of American life, as THE COMPANY MEN fight to regain their dignity and transcend their situations. An astute exploration of the human spirit, the film portrays the struggles of individuals at every level of the economic ladder as they try to reconnect with the things that matter most in life, and re-establish a sense of identity separate from their jobs.
The THE COMPANY MEN Blu-ray™ and DVD bonus features include an Audio Commentary with writer/director John Wells; “The Making of The Company Men” featurette; and Deleted Scenes. Note: Special features are subject to change.