In Good Company Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Scarlett Johansson, Selma Blair

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of In Good Company

Written and directed by Paul Weitz in 2004. Dan Foreman, 51 years old, is the chief of a team of ad salesmen working for a sports magazine. Married and father of two girls, Dan takes his role of father very seriously and developed a very protective attitude towards his elder daughter Alex who is about to start literary studies in an expensive university of NYC. Dan's professional universe will suddenly be turned upside down when his company is sold to Teddy K.'s multinational company.
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Dan is downgraded and becomes the assistant of Carter Duryea, 26 years old, nominated by Teddy K. at the head of the magazine's marketing department in order to boost the sales and to reduce the costs. Carter Duryea is certainly successful in his profession but has a calamitous love life. His wife has just left him and his colleagues don't particularly appreciate him because of his role in the company. Depressed, he invites himself a sunday evening at Dan's and makes there the acquaintance of Alex. The two young people get along well and, a few days later, begin an affair without Dan's knowledge. Carter also develops a quasi filial relation with Dan who doesn't know what to think of him. Then the young man starts to find excuses in quantity in order to avoid to lay off Dan Foreman. One day, Dan discovers the relations between Carter and his daughter and hits Carter in a restaurant. But both bury soon the hatchet and adopt a united position against Teddy K. who requires more and more layoffs in Carter's team.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Dan Foreman is busy being an ad sales executive, but not as busy as he's going to be once the company he works for gets bought out and he gets demoted. His new supervisor, Carter, is young enough to be his son and almost young enough to date his college age daughter, Alex. Carter espouses the new corporate ideal - synergy only, Dan just wants to keep his loyal employees on staff. Then Dan's wife finds out she's pregnant and with their two children almost grown, Dan is just trying to keep his job. In the end, he and Carter meet halfway and form a bond.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jody T. Bixby

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Getting ahead in:    -   business Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   daughter Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   businessman, big

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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