Monday, July 18, 2011

The Company Men

I thought The Company Men was alright – although it did seem more depressing than I was expecting.  It was a good, “solid” movie – just not a whole lot of fun – which is still OK.  I have always liked Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Maria Bello and even Craig T. Nelson.  Kevin Costner also made a few appearances and got more involved toward the end – I think the movie could have used a lot more of his talent.  It was mainly how different workers from the bottom all the way up to top management were dealing with being cut from their jobs in a major downsizing and how it was affecting their personal lives and their standards of living, along with what they were willing to let go of and cut back on, while having to find new ways to live - and maybe realizing what was really important in their lives.  Some could handle it, some could not.  They thought their years of service should matter and their friendships in the company would protect them - and neither did - at all!  It all comes down to the money...  Like real life sometimes, I guess. 

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