Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More on ‘The Company Men’……

From Christine Tell-Lorenz: We’re attending Thursday night’s premiere of The Company Men at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline and we’re interviewing director, John Wells. If you have a burning question you’d love to ask him, let us know and we’ll ask for you! Filmed-in-Mass The Company Men, stars Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Ben Affleck, and Kevin Costner. Post your question or email us at
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From Boston’s Inside Track – Excerpt: Ben’s latest flick, co-starring Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper and Kevin Costner has been playing to rave reviews out in Park City. Entertainment Weekly called it “a shrewd, juicy, timely, and terrifically engrossing big-cast Sundance drama that marks the feature directorial debut of John Wells (best known as the executive producer and head writer of ‘ER‘).” And New York maggie decreed “The Company Men” is “a sterling drama about corporate downsizing in Boston that rattled nerves, stoked anger, and sparked Oscar gossip. It’s the movie ‘Up in the Air’ should have been.” The flick will get a local Sundance screening at the Coolidge Corner Theatre Thursday night. See article at the following link:

From Isaac Russell - Excerpt: Another film that sounds like it might be a "Wall Street"-like story, is called "Company Men" (starring Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, and Tommy Lee Jones). Anyone who has been a victim of corporate downsizing or who has had to lay off employees will appreciate this film. It is a stark and honest look at the mental challenges of being a boss bearing bad news. Affleck really gets into character here, showing us the dark side of the C-Level Executive, the impact that corporate decisions have on the average, hard-working company employee, and the repercussions that doing unpleasant work have on a person’s personal life, sense of self-worth, and down into the soul. See the review at the following link:

A mixed review from Damon Wise – Excerpt: The Company Men was the jewel in Friday night's screening schedule….. Clearly, this being an American movie, there has to be a moral to all this, which is why we get Kevin Costner as Bobby's brother-in-law, the man who sneers at Bobby's former yuppie lifestyle but proves to be an unlikely saviour in his time of need. See the review at the following link:

See the John Wells on “The Company Men” Video interview (no KC mention) at the following link:

From Peter Howell, an article entitled: ‘The Company Men, a fine film the studios wouldn’t make’ – Excerpt: Wells is still hopeful of making a deal at Sundance with a distributor that shares his view of The Company Men as being more than just another drama. But he realizes he can't afford to be too choosy. "If only one person offers to distribute it, I will have to distribute it in whatever form it can be distributed because I would like people to see it." It's a harsh kind of reality for a movie that seeks to be as real and as truthful as possible. Read the article at the following link:

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