The official synopsis for The Company Men goes something like this:
Bobby Walker (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 (Cooper) and Gene McClary (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 (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.
The Company Men opened to strong reviews at the Sundance Film Festival in January, praising the film’s tone and performances from Cooper, Jones and Affleck. Expect it to garner some awards buzz when it’s released in the US on October 22, 2010 by The Weinstein Company.
Check out the trailer below: