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Movie Review: Company Man

Story: The difference between writing stand - up comedy with an emphasis on one liners and writing a movie was not apparent to the folks who brought us Company Man. The concept was funny - the delivery was not. It is Connecticut, 1962, where a henpecked, schoolteacher's (grammar and driver's education) nagging wife wants him to get a better job so she can live the life just like her rich neighbor's. He fakes a connection to the CIA, actually does gets recruited in the CIA, goes to Cuba and is responsible for the Bay of Pigs. Admittedly, I did laugh out loud a number of times at the jokes (parts of it are like the old Woody Allen Banana's days) but most of it is stupid and embarrassing to the great cast and belonged more on Saturday Night Live than on the big screen. This piece of junk was written and directed by Doug McGrath and Peter Askin (Bullets Over Broadway) and I am surprised it ever got released. I am also surprised I went to see it!

Acting: Sigorney Weaver, John Turturro and Woody Allen should all have demanded a better film.

Critters: Dogs

Food: Don't remember

Visual Art: Funny posters

Blatant Product Placement: None

Soundtrack: Bad

Opening Titles: Forgettable

Theater Audience: Me and another guy who was also looking at his watch. When it was over we looked at each other and groaned.

Squirm Scale: 2 - Only because it was so bad.

Oscar Worthy: Ha!

Nit Picking: Don't get me started.

Big Screen or Rental: Neither. Rent Bananas.

Length: Too long at 81 minutes.