The Company Men: Actor John Wells

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The movie which released on January 21, 2011 introduces us to Televison veteran actor John Wells who makes his debut with The Company Men, a message drama which stands on decadence and falls short on plot content. The film has a sympathetic approach but it is a predictable plot of business executives coping the substantial layoffs during an economic recession. Fine intentions and an unusual powerful cast that was more than enough to attract audiences from various diversities.
It centers around GTX, a fictional Boston shipbuilding company that has evolved into a transportation conglomerate, the story follows several workers and their families during a period this economic downturn .When the GTX Corporation applies “must cut jobs” to improve the company's balance sheet and increase profits during the 2010 recession, thousands of employees are left stranded including Bobby Walker (Played By Ben Affleck). Bobby learns the real life circumstances 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.
This is an ensemble drama that addresses the effects of downsizing on the upper class American family. For high flying Bobby Walker, his job at GTX has given him the American Dream: a big house in the city suburbs, a silver Porsche and a beautiful family. But when Bobby is one of the many laid off by the company in the wake of an ongoing economic recession, he must join the lines of the unemployed, but also deal with the effects it has on him and his family.
Bobby Walker was previously living the dream of his life –A corporate ladder-climbing employee with a six-figured salary, a wife, and a teenage son and younger daughter. But when Walker gets fired...

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...ite McClary's anger, he had become even richer as a shareholder of the firm but he feels blameworthy about his company ruining so many lives and, instead, would rather put people to work. Feeling the need to revolutionize, he leaves his wife and starts his own business. Walker is the first person he hires. Walker arrives at the bare offices to help start a new business composed of many former GTX workforce
Although the actors are convincing and the film well-crafted, “The Company Men" delivers few satisfactory character portraits because the movie isn't really about characters, it's about economic units. When a corporation fires you, it doesn't much care whether you're a good friend, a loving father, or a liar. You are an investment it carries on its books, or not. The movie's impact comes when these people realize it doesn't matter in economic terms who they are.

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