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In Good Company

Romance . Drama . Comedy

Dan Foreman is a seasoned advertisement sales executive at a high-ranking publication when a corporate takeover results in him being placed under naive supervisor Carter Duryea, who is half his age. Matters are made worse when Dan's new supervisor becomes romantically involved with his daughter an 18 year-old college student Alex.

Actors: Frankie Faison , Selma Blair , Kevin Chapman , Philip Baker Hall , Clark Gregg , David Paymer , Marg Helgenberger , Dennis Quaid , Scarlett Johansson , Topher Grace
Directors: Paul Weitz
Country: USA
Release: 2005-01-14
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  • Peter Travers

    Fresh comic thinking spices up this smart cookie of a satire from director-writer Paul Weitz (About a Boy). He makes it sexually provocative and subversively hilarious.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Allison Benedikt

    Grace and Quaid imbue what could have been caricatures--with heart, intelligence and great comic timing.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The denouement of the movie is as preposterously happy as a children's fairy tale. But the moral is ageless.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Sean Axmaker

    A smart, savvy and satisfying Hollywood comedy.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Olly Richards

    Clever, original and terrifically witty.

    Empire Full Review
  • Robert Wilonsky

    The film is ultimately so extraordinary because it deals with something so ordinary: the desire to be better than we are, without knowing how to do it.

    Dallas Observer Full Review
  • Kenneth Turan

    Genial, generous-spirited and unmistakably entertaining.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • David Ansen

    A smooth mixture of satire and sentiment that owes an obvious debt to "The Apartment," not to mention "Jerry Maguire."

    Newsweek Full Review
  • Stanley Kauffmann

    Weitz's dialogue has sparkle and snap.

    The New Republic Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    In Good Company is a rare species: a feel-good movie about big business. It's about a corporate culture that tries to be evil and fails.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • David Sterritt

    Lively acting and timely humor are the main assets of this garden-variety comedy.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Rene Rodriguez

    Engaging and enjoyable.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Jami Bernard

    An amusing and unusually compassionate look at today's corporate culture.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Lou Lumenick

    A star is born in In Good Company, which showcases Topher Grace.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Carrie Rickey

    While Weitz's story is diverting, the performances cut deeper than the film.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Ruthe Stein

    A richly satisfying and darkly funny movie.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Mike Clark

    Gives Dennis Quaid one of his best screen showcases.

    USA Today Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    Has two strengths to recommend it: strong character interaction and a viciously accurate depiction of the modern corporate philosophy.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Rick Groen

    The comic spirit in this type of picture is wonderfully democratic, and so is the result.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • M. E. Russell

    A modest movie full of decent pop songs, three-dimensional humans and sharp observations about the male mind. It's also full of funny little ironies.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Kirk Honeycutt

    Weitz gives all his actors room to shine.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Don R. Lewis

    The guy (Grace) simply steals the show here. He's at once goofy and hammy, yet so lost, sad and sensitive you buy into his performance from the get go.

    Film Threat Full Review
  • Manohla Dargis

    In Good Company lacks both the emotional sting and the bright pop-culture snap of "About a Boy," as well as Mr. Hornby's carefully cultivated irony, but it makes for an agreeable solo directing debut.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    It manages to be funny and charming while capturing a lot of disturbing things about the way we live now.

    Slate Full Review
  • Richard Schickel

    Leaves a quiz show's quantity of unanswered questions. But it has the optimism and determination of a corporate whistle-blower. It makes us believe, for a moment, that it's possible to end-run the spirit of Enron.

    Time Full Review
  • Todd McCarthy

    An often lively comedy-drama that lands some nice jabs at the mega-corp ethos, In Good Company makes for pretty good company until going soft when it counts.

    Variety Full Review
  • Desson Thomson

    Isn't scintillating, but it's sort of embraceably funny.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • J.R. Jones

    A missed opportunity, though as usual Quaid is dazzling.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Ty Burr

    Cheerful and easy to watch but surprisingly inept in the telling.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Lawrence Toppman

    Weitz has done one remarkable thing in "Company" that doesn't strike you until later: He's given us a functional family that overcomes difficulties with patience and effort.

    Charlotte Observer Full Review
  • Stephanie Zacharek

    Pleasurable. Full Review
  • Dennis Lim

    The scenario is stale but the actors are faultless.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Glenn Kenny

    The movie has some pleasures, but can be heartily recommended only to those who like their entertainments equally inoffensive and inconsequential.

    Premiere Full Review
  • Chris Kaltenbach

    Has its heart in the right place, and could have been an insightful rumination on corporate shortsightedness and mid-life obsolescence. Instead, it's another one of those Hollywood films whose feel for the workingman's life seems to come exclusively from other movies.

    Baltimore Sun Full Review
  • Maitland McDonagh

    If the movie overall had the bitter brio of Malcolm McDowell's brief turn as Globecom guru Teddy K, a Franken-mogul stitched together from bits of Richard Branson, Barry Diller and Rupert Murdoch, it would be a pointed black comedy.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Scott Foundas

    It's "Rain Man" with ageism substituted for autism.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Nathan Rabin

    Only when it wraps up all its loose ends with a feel-good sitcom conclusion does it finally reveal itself: It's an interesting failure rendered all the more disappointing for veering so close to success.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    Good points aside, In Good Company is a bland, occasionally phlegmatic pastiche of cliches and dull encounters.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Kimberley Jones

    Grace and Johannson's courtship has all the heat of a wet wipe and, worse yet, leaves Quaid offscreen for long stretches.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Rick Groen

    The comic spirit in this type of picture is wonderfully democratic, and so is the result.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Rick Groen

    The comic spirit in this type of picture is wonderfully democratic, and so is the result.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Joe Morgenstern

    How, then, does "In Good Company" turn out for the better in spite of itself? No mystery at all. Whatever the fate of old media, or new media, for that matter, winning performances are here to stay.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
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