I think The Company Men was largely overlooked during it’s theatrical release, which seems ridiculous for a film that includes Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner, Chris Cooper and Maria Bello. Plus, it was written and directed by John Wells. Yet, somehow, this one totally passed me by. Thankfully, Anchor Bay is giving everyone another chance to check it out as they bring The Company Men to DVD and Blu-ray on June 7. Bonus features include an Audio Commentary with writer/director John Wells; “The Making of The Company Men” featurette; and Deleted Scenes. Click on your choice of format below to pre-order now!
In The Company Men, Bobby Walker (Affleck) is living the American Dream, until he is stunned to find himself the latest casualty of corporate downsizing. Suddenly, Bobby – along with his co-workers Phil Woodward (Cooper) and Gene McClary (Jones) – is forced to re-evaluate his self-worth as a husband, as a father, and as a man. For as long as he can remember, he’s given his life to his job. Now, with only the love of his wife and family, it’s time to take his life back.
With humor, pathos, and keen observation, writer-director John Wells introduces us to the new realities of American life, as The Company Men fight to regain their dignity and transcend their situations. An astute exploration of the human spirit, the film portrays the struggles of individuals at every level of the economic ladder as they try to reconnect with the things that matter most in life, and re-establish a sense of identity separate from their jobs.