Making his directorial debut in a movie John Wells the creator of ER is up for the drama The Company Men. John Wells will not only be in charge of the direction but also production and writing too.
The Company Men will lead star Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones and Kevin Costner and is scheduled for an October 22nd 2010 limited (USA) release.“Down sizing” is a common term that we hear now more often than in the past and hence job security can never me assured. Downsizing basically means the reducing of the company’s employees so as to reduce the expenses a company incurs with regard to it. Just imagine if you were fired from a company within a matter of minutes without any notice what sort of financial social and personal issues it would lead to?
Well, The Company Men follows Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) who is living a picture perfect life with great job as a middle manager, beautiful family a posh Porsche. But this peace of mind does not last long when the corporate downsizes and leaves Bobby and his co-workers Phil Woodward (Chris Cooper) and Gene McClary (Tommy Lee Jones) jobless and being family men, they were badly let down by the company.
In the company is also the CEO (Craig T. Nelson) who is nice on the outside but ruthless on the inside and the main reason for losing their jobs. Though mentally down there isn’t much they could do about this instead find a job to support the family. Well the Job Bobby found was nothing compared to what he was doing to live a luxurious life. The job was building houses for his brother in law (Kevin Costner).
True Bobby did not have to use any of his executive skills for this but actually made him self-realize that there is more to life than thinking about what could have been. The Company Men takes us through what it must be like to lose your job after you’ve been making a six figure salary for the past 10 to 15 years and clearing pin pointing insecure nature of jobs and the harsh nature of businesses.
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