Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Company Men -- movie night 6/18/11

I am a sucker for any Ben Affleck movie and particularly one that takes place in Boston. In my great over thinking about which movie to watch my first time hosting movie night, Marla made the final call to go with Ben. Boston is the city that the characters just happen to live in. There is no Green Monster and no Harvard bar. It is a pretty serious flick, but a good one. The topic is the recession and unemployment. Brought the George Clooney movie Up in the Air to mind. The Jason Reitman directed flick deals with the same difficult topic but with much more humor throughout.

There is an excellent cast of Men, Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner, Craig T Nelson and Chris Cooper. Rosemarie DeWitt and Maria Bello also portray strong female characters. John Wells wrote and directed the movie. He is best know for his writing and producing work on ER and West Wing.
The couch was a hit
Laura resisted not having a prop in the first photo. She more than made up for it here.
A decent, well done movie but probably not one I will rewatch. I did not watch it a second time even as two day rental on Demand.

Fun fact, The Company Men was filmed before The Town. Affleck convinced Chris Cooper to portray his criminal father in the Town, on the set of The Company Men.

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