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In Good Company
An uneasy relationship is formed when a man who was head of ad sales is demoted during a corporate takeover and is now reporting to a much younger boss. Both men are experiencing turmoil at home,...  View more >

Starring Dennis Quaid, Scarlett Johansson, Topher Grace...  View more >

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Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

Jan 29, 2005
Fairly accurate portrayal of the business world. Fun and entertaining.
Jan 30, 2005
the movie starts off slow and in the middle it grabs your attention. it keeps your attention until the end, when it doesn't have a very closing ending. it still keeps you asking questions like what happened to the girl and the guy that topher grace plays... did they ever hook up? it seems that there will be a sequel.
Feb 1, 2005
Not the most original script around, but enjoyable.
Feb 1, 2005
"In Good Company" caught me off-guard. The movie is completely mis-marketed as a romantic comedy, but the Scarlette Johanssen/Topher Grace is nothing more than a subplot to the relationship between Dennis Quaid and Grace. All three of the movie's main stars have great onscreen presence, and I was ecstatic to see that Grace's charisma from "That 70's Show" effortlessly translated into a completely different character. It remains to be seen if the young actor will become a big star, but he's definitely off to a great start.

As for the movie, it has plenty of funny, even big-laugh moments, but it's more a movie about relationships than about laughs. As such, it works very well, although it does all have a sort of familiar feeling. It's not as good as this director's last film, the wonderfully offbeat Hugh Grant film "About a Boy", but it stands head-and-shoulders above the rest of the crap Hollywood excretes in January. Check it out for some good laughs, memorable characters, and an endearing performance by what could be a future Hollywood megastar. *** out of 4.

PS Does anyone else think that Dennis Quaid and Harrison Ford should be cast opposite each other as brothers?
Feb 5, 2005
I agree with the other review that said this movie was mis-marketed. Its not a romantic comedy. Its a movie about the two men, and the relationship between Topher Grace and Scarlett Johansson is important, but not the theme. The relationship that Dennis Quaid has at home is underplayed but integral. For in it we see his character and \"life\".

The young boss (Grace) needs the old man (Quaid) in business (to be his \"wing man\"), but he needs his life also to see into his own.

It is great fun and plays \"true\" in many ways about business.

Thank goodness also it is not predictable and the ending is satisfying and unexpected.
Feb 15, 2005
it was too boring..kept dragging on
Mar 10, 2006
My expectation for this movie was that it was a romance between the characters played by Topher Grace and Scarlett Johansson, with the corporate dealings between the former and the latter's father serving as a backdrop. As it turned out, the reverse was true.

The romance between the two "kids" is a minor sub-plot, and the absurdity of corporate behavior in this day and age is the real message being delivered. Dennis Quaid turns in a solid performance as the voice of reason in a mad world, and he is duly treated for his "prehistoric" ways.

Anyone who has experienced corporate absurdity first-hand will testify to the accuracy demonstrated in two-thirds of the movie. It is in the last third that the ending is far too positive and unrealistic. It is only saved by the final scene in which the characters come to terms with their new relationship and their new reality and life goes on. However implausible I felt the beginning of the third act was, the ending was satisfying, and one should probably watch the credits with a good feeling rather than a sinking feeling...

One can only hope that the themes of this movie will become dated as the slash-and-burn CEO's of the world get their just due and corporations begin to show the maturity and responsibility of Dan Foreman's character.

If you're expecting a good date movie, this probably isn't it. What you will get is a good drama with some romance and comedy sprinkled in for good flavor without overpowering the prime ingredient.
May 27, 2012

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