The best part of Sundance…getting to see a ton of movies. The worst part of Sundance, trying to find the time to write about them. So after the premiere of writer/director John Wells The Company Men last night, David Chen (from Slashfilm) and I did a short video review/video blog of what we thought of the film.
The Company Men stars Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner and Rosemary DeWitt. The drama revolves around three men that attempt to survive a round of corporate downsizing while trying to fend off its effects on their families and their identities.
Since the movie was made independently, this isn’t some Hollywood version of what happens when you lose your job. Instead it’s an honest look at what’s going on in our country and I was impressed by John Wells first feature. If you’ve seen Up in the Air, The Company Men is a good companion piece as it shows you what really happens after you lose your job. Hit the jump for the video review and look for interviews with the cast very soon: