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DVD Review - The Company Men

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Like Mike
Like Mike

I first saw this film at a press screening at the cinema earlier in the year and it very quickly jumped to the top, or very near the top, of my list of favourite films of the year. I have, of course, gone on to see a lot more great films since then, but it has been one film that’s stuck with me. So, when I had the chance to review the DVD release of the film, I jumped at the chance!
 
“When the GTX Corporation must cut jobs to improve the company's balance sheet during the 2010 recession, thousands of employees will take the hit, like Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck). Bobby learns the real life consequences of not having a job. Not only does he see a change to his family lifestyle, and the loss of his home, but also his feelings of self-worth.”
 
When Ben Affleck first appeared on screen, followed by a few other top Hollywood actors, I was reminded what a good film was in store for me. I simply love this film and it is so of our times! The acting, writing and directing were just so well crafted and I’m still blown away that it was directed by a first time director! After a bit more research though, I discovered he wasn’t exactly new to being behind successful projects, in various capacities, from great movies like ‘One Hour Photo’ to TV series’ like ‘ER’. I loved this film so much that it will, in fact, go down in my books as one of the best debut feature films in recent times.
 
9.5 out of 10 from me.
 
I also have a copy of this to give away this week to a lucky New Zealand reader, so e-mail me at likemike@nzblokes.co.nz to go in the draw!

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