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Plot: 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.
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Sprightly, Well-Acted Comedy/Drama That Overcomes the Threat of Predictability
Director/scriptwriter Paul Weitz was blessed with a top cast for his comedy/drama “In Good Company.” Here’s a film that in some ways resembles and is a bit of a genre successor to “The Graduate,” that 1960s iconoclastic gem. Even the new songs complement the story in the same way Simon and Garfunkel’s lyrics melded with the story line in “The Graduate.” Dennis Quaid as Dan Foreman is in his early fifties, a contented manager of a sports mag’s ad department. His home life seems almost too good to be true. He loves his wife, Ann (Marg Helgenbergen) and gets on well with his two teenage daughters. The older one, Alex (Scarlett Johansson, in another deep and convincing performance), has a tennis scholarship to a New York State public university where the tuition isn’t exactly sky high. But she wants to transfer to New York University in Greenwich Village to study creative writing where the cost is very, very steep.
Almost before you can get into your tub of popcorn Dan is struck with multiple whammies. His magazine is taken over by a mega-corporate raider, Teddy K, and a new ad department honcho, Carter Duryea (Topher Grace), only twenty-six years young, bounces Dan from his executive office while also anointing him as his designated “wingman.” Earnest, inexperienced, foppish, supercilious and dangerous in that special way the inept invariably are, he poses a real threat to Dan’s future. And Dan is worried about his future because Ann announces she’s having a change-of-life baby.
And then Scarlett meets Carter. You need me to tell you what Dan’s next mid-life crisis will be? “In Good Company” could have been just a mildly amusing sitcom. The fast-paced acting and the excellence of the cast – especially Quaid and young (she’s still a teen) Johansson – kept me glued to the screen for the whole showing. And I admit to being troubled by the issues underlying and scenes showing peremptory firings. There’s some ambiguity here – is that the only way for a prosperous corporation to go? Dan’s pain at losing long-time co-workers is deeply etched on his face but is he more sentimental and loyal than realistic? I don’t know. From the vantage point of a tenured academic with lifetime employment I found myself dragged into questions that I think Weitz meant to raise. Well, he did anyway.
Small roles are well performed by David Paymer as one of Dan’s subordinates and Selma Blair who briefly shows up in the beginning as Carter’s new wife, Kimberly. I always enjoy seeing this fine actress but her talent is wasted in brief roles.
And Manhattan restaurants where I eat and stores where I shop are all over the well-shot scenes and that always makes me happy.
A very good film.
Enjoyable from start to finish …
Every now and again, Hollywood churns out the kind of respectable movie that has it all…good acting, well written dialogue, fine direction, and some honest comedy and drama. These are the elements that make up “In Good Company”; a very bright film that explores coming of age on both sides of the fence.
Dan Foreman (Dennis Quaid) is a 51 year old who has made a career by selling ad space for “Sports America”. He has a well established team of employees beneath him and is very much respected by his peers.
Sports America has been bought out by “Globecom”, and with the “take over” comes some restructuring and some “cleaning out”.
Enter 26 year old Carter Duryea (Toper Grace), a Globecom employee given the opportunity of a lifetime to work at “Sports America”; cut their costs and increase their revenue.
As Carter begins demoting and firing people, he leans to Dan for support because he is young and really has no idea what the hell he is going to do. Dan isn’t impressed by the young Carter, and never fails to point out Carter’s obvious flaws and lack of experience.
Carter IS trying, he just has no direction. When his marriage fails and his wife bails out because she is apparently not getting any attention, Carter begins to get quite lonely; despite his financial success. He works his new team on weekends, and is pretty desperate for attention.
Carter happens to weasel his way over to Dan’s house one weekend evening for dinner, much to Dan’s regret. During the visit, he gets a chance to talk with Dan’s daughter Alex (Scarlett Johansson), who is about to start college at NYU. A future encounter on a city street starts a secret relationship ship between Carter and Alex.
During this time, Carter is firing people left and right at the ordering of his Globecom superiors. Poor Dan is losing his whole team, not to mention his faith in his career. He puts up with Carter, but doesn’t really extend his friendship beyond work.
“In Good Company” works on so many levels. Dennis Quaid is awesome as the fatherly and wise Dan Foreman. Toper Grace is establishing himself quite admirably as a fine young actor. He plays Carter with much more honesty than arrogance. Sure Carter is a young, inexperienced hot shot; but Grace pulls off the character so that you really do sympathize with him and his dilemma.
The chemistry between Quaid and Grace is completely believable, relatable, and intriguing to watch. The supporting cast of characters are all fine actors-but the two male leads really nail their characters to perfection.
For this reviewer, “In Good Company” reflected what I thought of as a metaphor in the lives of older vs. younger in Hollywood as well as in corporate America. It’s as if you have your more mature & well established actor (Quaid), passing the torch of experience to his younger nemesis turned ally (Grace). That’s just my opinion of how well these two actors played off each other. After all, Hollywood is a corporation in itself.
I also thought the movie had a fine & honest ending that leaves the viewer very satisfied. It doesn’t try to end on a phony, syrupy, & sappy note; like so much other Hollywood tripe these days.
Just a fantastic film……….all the way around.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min), 1 hr 49 min (109 min) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Paul Weitz
Writer Paul Weitz
Actors Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Scarlett Johansson, Marg Helgenberger
Awards 2 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company Depth of Field
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,070 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)