Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) has the perfect job and is at the top of his game. He cruises into work in a Porsche Boxter, spends $500 for lunch, and even more on his extravagant business trips. But everything comes to a screeching halt when his company goes through a mass downsizing and his name is on that list. Bobby questions if there is life after such a job? And what does he do now? As the bills pile up, he’ll quickly discover that life keeps going after you lose your job, and it isn’t easy.
The Company Men does a perfect job of showing the difficulties of being let go of a job and a lifestyle that you are comfortable in. How your self-esteem is ripped to shreds but somehow you have to stay positive and hang on to hope that there’s another job out there for you. Ben Affleck is the perfect cast for the proud ex-executive who thinks he’ll bounce back in just a week or two. Only to find out after months of being jobless he has to sell almost everything just to make ends meet. I know it sounds like a movie that might be depressing but it’s quite an inspiring film. To keep a positive attitude, have hope, and don’t lose sight of the important things in life, are just a few lessons that I gleamed from The Company Men. You won’t want to let this one slip under your radar!
Motherly Advice: With my filters set on medium I was spared a whole lot of the “f” words, and several of your other garden variety swear words. There’s no nudity, and just a couple of scenes where the characters are drinking. If it wasn’t for the fact that the movie really is targeted for the working part of the population, I’d say it’s a film for the whole family but I really don’t think your youngsters would stay interested for very long. I would recommend The Company Men for ages 17 and up.
Trisha~ Now feeling like an Unemployment Specialist!