The Company Men

January 21st 2011
  • Drama,
  • R,
  • 113 min,
  • The Weinstein Company
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Maria Bello, Kevin Costner, Chris Cooper, Rosemarie DeWitt, Craig T. Nelson, Eamonn Walker, Tom Kemp, Nancy Villone, Patricia Kalember, Maryann Plunkett, Lewis D. Wheeler, Celeste Olivia, Kathy Harum, Allyn Burrows, David DeBeck, David Catanzaro, James Colby, Austin Lysy, John Doman, Brian A. White, Cady Huffman, Adrianne Krstansky, William Hill
  • Director: John Wells
  • Writer: John Wells
  • Producers: Claire Rudnick Polstein, Paula Weinstein, John Wells
  • Associate Producer: Jinny Joung
  • Executive Producer: Barbara A. Hall
  • Art Direction: John R. Jensen
  • Casting: Laura Rosenthal
  • Costume Design: Lyn Paolo
  • D.O.P.: Roger Deakins
  • Editor: Robert Frazen
  • Makeup: Trish Seeney
  • Production Design: David J. Bomba
  • Set Decoration: Kyra Friedman Curcio


Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) is living the American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and co-workers Phil Woodward (Chris Cooper) and Gene McClary (Tommy Lee Jones) jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands, and fathers.

Bobby soon finds himself enduring enthusiastic life coaching, a job building houses for his brother-in-law (Kevin Costner) which does not play to his executive skill set, and perhaps the realization that there is more to life than chasing the bigger, better deal. With humor, pathos, and keen observation, writer-director John Wells introduces us to the new realities of American life.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Boston, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Language and brief nudity
  • Production Companies: Company Men Productions, Spring Creek Productions
  • Production Schedule: April 2009 - June 2009

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2010 Guide Analysis: "An independently financed high-profile title that's going on the block at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, 'Men' marks the directorial debut of longtime TV writer/producer power house John Wells ("ER," "The West Wing," "Southland"). His involvement, plus the very timely subject matter and strong cast, have generated a lot of interest in the project which seems certain to snap up quite a few distribution deals. How the Sundance screening goes however will be a big determinate of when we'll get to see the film and what the critical reaction is likely to be."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 19 November 2010: Norway
  • 9 February 2011: France
  • 11 March 2011: UK